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"How Whistle-Blowing Programs in the Workplace Can Lead to Psychological Harassment"

Jurisdiction: - Quebec

Miller Thomson's April 1, 2011 Labour and Employment Communiqué is entitled, "How Whistle-Blowing Programs in the Workplace Can Lead to Psychological Harassment".

The communiqué summarizes the decision of the Quebec Commission des relations du travail in Bernard c. Olympus NDT Canada inc., 2010 QCCRT 461.

It was written by Marie-Pier Côté in the law firm's Montreal office.

"Accused but Not Yet Convicted: What to do When Your Employee is Accused of a Crime?"

"Accused but Not Yet Convicted: What to do When Your Employee is Accused of a Crime?" (March 29, 2011) is the title of a bulletin written by two lawyers - Anthony Houde and Emilie Paquin-Holmested at the Montreal office of Fasken Martineau.

Upcoming conferences on labour, employment, human rights, privacy, immigration, pensions & benefits law

The table below contains a comprehensive list of the upcoming workplace law (employment, labour, human rights, pensions, privacy and immigration) conferences in Canada in 2011. The full names of the service providers, and links to their sites, are at the bottom of the page.

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"Workplace Harassment Investigations Under the (Ontario) Occupational Health and Safety Act"

Jurisdiction: - Ontario

Mary Beth Currie at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto has written a paper entitled, "Workplace Harassment Investigations Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act" (June 2010).

The paper addresses whether harassment investigation policies developed under the Ontario Human Rights Code will satisfy the requirements of Bill 168, which amends the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Portions of this paper were presented at the Ontario Bar Association/Law Society of Upper Canada conference "Workplace Violence and Harassment: Advising Clients on Amendments to Bill 168" held on March 10, 2010.