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How business leaders influence sexual harassment attitudes

December 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

The way business leaders communicate can shape employees’ attitudes toward sexual harassment, new research has found. “Our research points to a single step that leaders can take to help reduce sexual harassment: communicate to employees that preventing it is a

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Court allows Just for Laughs founder to appeal class-action sexual harassment lawsuit

August 17, 2018 Stephanie Marin - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault. Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Mark

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Two lesser-known risks in the restaurant industry

July 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Besides the obvious liquor liability risk in the restaurant and bar sector, risk managers should also pay attention to cyber and sexual harassment risks, says a broker with Holmes Murphy who specializes in the area. Over the past few years,

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Ontario court does not have jurisdiction to hear proposed class action against police

July 17, 2018 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A judge has ruled that the Ontario Superior Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the Waterloo regional police force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. In a ruling released

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Workplace sexual harassment an “epidemic” in Canada, survey says

April 12, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says. Indeed, the report from the Human Resources Professionals Association says recent revelations of harassment in the political, media,

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Should insurers even be writing D&O coverage for sexual misconduct claims?

February 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

Why are insurers writing D&O coverage for allegations involving sexual misconduct, which is not really an “accident,” but rather an intentional act that is typically excluded from coverage? The question came up last Thursday at a PLUS Canada event in

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Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies

February 14, 2018 Joyce M. Rosenberg - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – It happens in so many workplaces – two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Many owners have consulted with

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Sexual harassment lawsuit? Why it pays for a risk manager to be a pack rat

February 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers who retain insurance policies for only seven or 10 years need to rethink this practice, an independent risk consultant warns. Having a copy of a 15- or 20-year-old liability insurance policy is “like owning a bank note in

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Sexual harassment, cannabis top legal risks in Canada this year: law firm

January 5, 2018 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The hot button issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and cannabis legalization joined a leading Canadian law firm’s annual top 10 list of legal risks for businesses in 2018. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP included sexual harassment in

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Sexual harassment: Are your commercial clients protected?

December 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

With a recent spate of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment complaints, commercial brokers need to make sure employment practices liability insurance covers legal defence costs arising from allegations of poor behaviour towards workers. Employees suing for harassment will sometimes name

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What’s keeping risk managers up at night?

November 27, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Darius Delon, a consultant and president of Risk Management 101, told Canadian Underwriter Monday what he sees as the top concerns for risk managers. Here are his Top 3 risks: Number 1: Awareness about legislative changes In some instances, organizations