This time last year, comedian Louis CK’s career was on top of the world. He had several television production deals in the works, his live appearances could sell out practically any venue, and he was beginning to take on dramatic film work as well. Then, as the #metoo movement began to gain steam, CK admitted to the truth of numerous accuser’s stories – that he had committed numerous acts of sexual misconduct and indecent exposure. CK’s career success came to an instant halt.
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Since the Ghomeshi scandal a few years back, our office has seen the number of sexual harassment cases increase substantially. That number has only risen since Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement that followed it.
Stuart was interviewed by post-grad journalism student at Humber College in Toronto, Caitrin Hodson, for her piece on the tangible impacts of the #MeToo movement to date.
While 2017 brought about sweeping changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, 2018…brought about sweeping changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000. While 2017 brought about employer panic and confusion over the legalization of cannabis, 2018… continued to do much the same. For yet another year, we were treated to several judicial assessments of the enforceability of termination clauses, and we continued to see the quantums of human rights and other damages increase. In a sense, everything old is new again.
HR After #MeToo The #MeToo movement was one of the most significant wake-up calls for workplaces in decades. Once the clouds of guilt and shame began to lift, workers from…
While certain behaviours are clearly never acceptable in the workplace, there may be a new culprit on the no-no list: handshakes.
Join Stuart and Nadia at this webinar, where they will review the legal obligations of employers to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment and will provide employers with some best…
“Ongoing training is also crucial, employment lawyer Stuart Rudner of Rudner Law says. “It’s critical everyone understands what the policies and procedures are,” he says, and that requires training, training…
What is an employer to do when they receive an application from someone that they know, or suspect, was previously outed as a sexual harasser?