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Canadian Museum of History CEO resigns after probe into alleged workplace harassment

April 9, 2021 Teresa Wright - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The head of the Canadian Museum of History has resigned following reported allegations of workplace harassment at the national institution. Museum CEO Mark O’Neill has been on a medical leave since last summer, when an independent investigation was

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Internal data show surge in harassment complaints at Canada Revenue Agency, RCMP

February 11, 2021 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Complaints of workplace harassment and violence have risen sharply at several federal departments and agencies in recent years, according to internal data. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) saw harassment complaints jump 82 per cent to 166 between 2016-17

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Risk management lessons from the governor general’s resignation

January 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial client has any inklings of a toxic workplace, an independent investigation is one way of managing reputational and liability risk, an expert says. The resignations last week of Governor General Julie Payette and her secretary may have

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Independent report calls for major changes to rid RCMP of ‘toxic’ culture

November 20, 2020 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – An independent report on harassment of women in the RCMP says fundamental change is needed to rid the national police force of a toxic culture that tolerates hateful and homophobic attitudes. The report released Thursday by former Supreme

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Ex-senator’s staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

October 14, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Senate of Canada will pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to nine employees of a now-resigned senator who say they suffered harassment, including sexual harassment, on the job. The decision today to award $498,000 in

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Court approves settlement for women suing RCMP over discrimination

March 11, 2020 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A group of women won final court approval on Tuesday for their multimillion-dollar class action against the RCMP over gender-based abuse and discrimination. The open-ended settlement will allow each plaintiff to claim between $10,000 and $220,000 – depending

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Renewed calls for independent body to probe sports harassment and abuse

November 29, 2019 Laura Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Amid a reckoning in the NHL and mounting allegations of abuse and harassment in university sports, athletes are renewing a call for an independent body to probe complaints and oversee a universal code of conduct. Former Olympic skier

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How harassment lawsuit ruling affects insurers

March 28, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a recent ruling that harassment is not a free-standing tort in Ontario, corporate clients and their brokers still need to view harassment accusations as a serious liability risk. In Merrifield v. The Attorney General, released in 2017, Justice Mary Vallee

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Workplace harassment policies should include non-employees, risk manager says

February 14, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Managing liability risk includes making workplaces free from harassment for not only employees, but also for non-employees, advises Darius Delon, an independent risk consultant based in Calgary. Lawsuits arising from harassment are one major emerging area of risk, said Delon,

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Chubb adds cyberbullying coverage for Canadian homeowners customers

June 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb announced on Thursday that it has added cyberbullying coverage to its Canadian Masterpiece Family Protection policy to help cover clients and their families from the expenses associated with such an incident. Paul Johnstone, senior vice president of Chubb Personal