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McDonald’s Corp. is mandating worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training requirement will impact 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. “It’s really important that we be very clear — a safe and respectful workplace where people feel like they’re going to be protected is […]

The federal government is introducing new regulations to protect employees from harassment and violence in the workplace. The regulations, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, outline the necessary elements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy and the procedures employers are required to have in place to respond to any incidents. They apply to federally regulated […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 08:45

More investors responsible for allocating capital to investment management firms (nine per cent) would still consider investing, or invest, with a money manager discovered to have workplace sexual harassment issues compared to last year (four per cent), according to a survey by the Investment Management Due Diligence Association. And, 71 per cent of investors don’t […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 08:24

The federal government is giving the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission and the Community Legal Information Association of PEI $1.7 million over five years for a public awareness campaign on workplace sexual harassment. The campaign, which will be aimed at employers and employees, will include training designed for employers to support the prevention and identification of sexual harassment […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:00

More than half of Canadians say they’ve witnessed at least one instance of inappropriate sexual behaviour at work, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report on gender-based violence and unwanted sexual behaviour found men were slightly more likely (56 per cent) than women (53 per cent) to have witnessed this behaviour in a work […]

McDonald’s educating U.S. employees about harassment, bullying

McDonald’s is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained about sexual harassment. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday that its franchisees have committed to provide the training — a combination of online work and in-person discussions — to 850,000 employees. Beginning in October, it will educate workers about harassment and bullying, […]

Feds adding $2.4 million to address workplace sexual harassment

The federal government is providing $2.4 million in funding to two organizations that are working to address sexual harassment in Canadian workplaces. These organizations — Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies — are aimed at improving access to justice for individuals who experience sexual harassment in their workplace, according to a press […]

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  • July 31, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:00
‘Historic settlement’ for female armed forces, national defence staff in sexual harassment case

The federal government has reached a tentative settlement on multiple class action lawsuits filed by current and former female and male members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence who experienced workplace sexual harassment, assault and discrimination based on gender or sexuality. The lawsuits collectively sought almost $1 billion in damages. The […]

Feds investing $2.7M in online tool for understanding workplace harassment laws

The Canadian Women’s Foundation, AfterMeToo and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is receiving more than $2.7 million from the federal government to create an online tool that will educate employees who’ve experienced workplace harassment or violence about their legal rights and how to report their experiences. The project, Roadmap to Future Workplaces, aims to help […]

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians believe training around workplace harassment and violence should occur annually, while 28 per cent said it should take place every three years or more, according to the results of the federal government’s online consultation. The survey, which polled 1,000 Canadians about new legislation on workplace harassment and […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 1, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 10:05