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Anyone Can be a Target of Sexual Harassment: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Anyone Can be a Target of Sexual Harassment: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What do you think about when you hear the term sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in employment is often believed to involve unwanted comments, contact or attention towards females by male perpetrators. Sexual harassment may be thought of in this way as a result of statistics that have shown there to be more reports of sexual […]

Roberts’ Rules: What can Leslie Roberts teach us about conflicts of interest and restrictive covenants?

Roberts’ Rules: What can Leslie Roberts teach us about conflicts of interest and restrictive covenants?

Now their spotlight has shifted to Leslie Roberts, the affable anchor of Global TV’s popular morning and evening news programs. Last week, it was announced unexpectedly that Roberts’ has been placed on indefinite suspension, and the reason is even more shocking. The Toronto Star discovered Roberts is a part owner of the public relations firm Buzz PR, and that the firm’s clients have often appeared on his newscast. Following an internal investigation from Global, Roberts resigned yesterday from his employment with the broadcaster.

Cough Cough: Stick Out Your Sick Leave Policies and Say “Ahhh”

Cough Cough: Stick Out Your Sick Leave Policies and Say “Ahhh”

No one likes to think about getting sick. Working with a cold, or even the flu, can be an unpleasant reality when deadlines are looming and the work must be done. Yet from an HR perspective, having solid sick leave policies can be crucial to maintaining business-as-usual during that pesky cold and flu season. To maintain a healthy workplace, it is important to understand the law behind sick leave policies, when an employee should obtain a doctor’s note, and how employers can help improve the process.

Ideal Waste of Time: Social Media and its Seismic Shift in the Workplace

Ideal Waste of Time: Social Media and its Seismic Shift in the Workplace

Employees use social media at work. It is not uncommon for most employees to have a cell phone at their desk that flashes with the occasional instant message, or a quick glance at one’s Facebook page after sending an e-mail. For the most part, this is harmless conduct, except for some small amounts of wasted time. But what about when social media usage at work is not so innocent?

Going Under the Microscope: The Importance of Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Going Under the Microscope: The Importance of Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Your business is in trouble. You have uncovered a problem (e.g. ethics violations, harassment, discrimination, breach of conduct , etc) which may have started small, but you realize that it goes well beyond your scope of expertise. You need a resolution, but are unsure of where to start, and need an expert consultation to properly determine the root of the problem and where the solution begins. In other words, you need a workplace investigation.

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