Tag archives: harassment

Bullying a colleague does not necessarily justify a dismissal

The legal context French employment law strictly prohibits situations of moral harassment in the workplace, the employer being required to take all necessary measures to prevent such situations from occurring. The employer can, for example, be held liable if acts of moral harassment actually take place, as the employer can then be held to have … Continue reading

Case Brief: On punitive and mental distress damages for harassment

In 2012, we reported on an Ontario jury award of approximately $1.5 million damages to a 42-year-old former assistant manager who resigned her employment at Wal-Mart after being verbally abused and harassed by her 32-year-old store manager. At trial, the employee was found entitled to $200,000 for intentional infliction of mental suffering, $1 million in … Continue reading

Employee Not Allowed to Sue Employer For Injuries Resulting From Workplace Harassment

In, Ashraf v SNC Lavalin ATP Inc. (“Ashraf”) an Alberta judge upheld a master’s decision to strike the statement of claim of a worker seeking to sue his employer for injuries resulting from workplace harassment. The Statement of Claim of the Plaintiff was struck on the grounds that the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Act bars all rights … Continue reading

Avoiding the pitfalls of hosting a work party in the UK

This post was contributed by Lindsey Hooper, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (London)  Work parties over the Christmas period have become somewhat of a tradition in the UK but they can be a real headache for employers. Here are some handy tips for avoiding common “work party” pitfalls. Location, location, location The location of a … Continue reading
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