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The Rise of Workplace Stress and Harassment Claims: What Employers Can Do

HR Domains (Career GPS): Occupational Health and Safety; Employee Relations; Organizational Design and Development

Workplace stress is on the rise and so are costly workplace stress claims. Pressures related toCanadian HR Reporter the economic downturn have inevitably led to higher levels of anxiety for individual employees and an escalation in various forms of harassment. In this seminar we will focus on the legal repercussions of failing to properly address harassment in the workplace and how employers can protect themselves from claims in this regard.

In particular we will discuss some important points including:

  • What must employers do to prevent harassment in the workplace.
  • What is an employer’s legal obligation when an harassment complaint is received?
  • How do the courts deal with harassment complaints.
  • Tips to manage employee harassment before situations escalate to costly workplace claims.

Presenter: David Whitten, Whitten & Lublin

David is a founding partner of Whitten & Lublin, a Toronto-based employment law firm specializing in the strategic resolution of complex workplace issues and challenges for both employers and employees. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and a range of tribunals, including The Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

He is experienced at crafting and negotiating executive employment and compensation agreements, severance packages, non-competition and non-solicitation contracts, as well as agreements related to post-employment obligations, incentive plans stock options, bonus compensation and fiduciary obligations.

David has commented on employment issues for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post, CBC Radio One’s Here and Now, and News Talk 1010. He is also frequently asked to speak on employment issues by The Human Resources Professional Association, The Canadian Payroll Association and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

He is a member of The Advocates’ Society, The Canadian Bar Association, The Royal Canadian Legion and The Cambridge Club.

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65 Minutes
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