February 28, 2018 A proposed amendment that would require companies to set internal targets to increase under-represented groups on boards of directors raises a much bigger issue around how to promote diversity in the workplace, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.
February 22, 2018 So should workplace romance be banned? Even in the #MeToo era, bans on office romance are a no go, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. There is little purpose served in having a non-fraternization policy.

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February 20, 2018 "Rudner warn[s] against using more than one annotation tool in a law department. Annotations created by one application can’t necessarily be read or edited using another."
February 13, 2018 Rudner, founder of Rudner Law, says the implementation of non-fraternization policies is often a knee-jerk reaction by companies as a way to reduce risk.

“To me, it’s ridiculous to try to ban workplace relationships. Not only is there no legal basis for it, but it’s not possible in practice to enforce it,” he says. ”For many of us, work is where we spend the bulk of our time and is a big part of our social networks.

“It’s inevitable that it will lead to physical or intimate relationships from time to time,” Rudner adds.
January 31, 2018 In addition to training and fair investigations, employers should consider the needs of all parties addressing allegations of harassment. See Stuart comment on how workplace sexual harassment affects mental health in this news segment.
"Victims of workplace harassment should feel empowered to seek legal help, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Rudner, founder of Rudner Law, says the circumstances can naturally feel bleak for individuals caught in an abusive work relationship, particularly at smaller companies without a human resources department."
January 30, 2018 Stuart Rudner, an employment lawyer and mediator in Toronto, says it's important to decide whether you want to stay in the job. If you do, then first try working out other methods of compensation, such as additional vacation days or flexible hours so you can work from home, or good old cash.
January 9, 2018 Rudner and Zaman say in many cases, courts find that there was misconduct but that dismissal for cause was too harsh and “some lesser form of discipline” should be used.
December 14, 2017 When it comes to making electronic discovery work in litigation, it’s important for both sides to consult with one another early on in the process, Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells Law Times.
December 6, 2017 Stuart answers why notes need to be contemporaneous and why integrity of the notes is vital.