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Complaint into RCMP workplace harassment initiated by Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal
Sector: - Public Safety

The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, a federal body housed in Public Safety Canada department, has initiated a complaint and investigation into RCMP workplace harassment.

The November 16, 2011 news release announcing the complaint states:

Ian McPhail, the Interim Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (Commission) has initiated a complaint and a public interest investigation into the conduct of RCMP members regarding the handling of allegations of harassment within the workplace.

"I am satisfied that, given recent events, there are reasonable grounds for me to conduct a review of RCMP procedures pertaining to workplace harassment," said Mr. McPhail.  read more »

"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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