In a landmark decision in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670 (the “Decision”), the Superior Court of Justice recognized the common law tort of internet harassment—proclaiming itself the first common law court outside of the U.S. to recognize the tort.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: projected salary increases for Canadian employers; an employer's responsibility regarding protection of its workers from harassment and discrimination online; a denied request for accommodation by a Rastafarian man who claimed that female-only support workers were required by his creed.
On November 20, 2013, Bill C-13 received first reading before the House of Commons. The media touted Bill C-13 as the new “Cyberbullying Legislation”. However, assuming Bill C-13 receives royal assent, how effective will be it be in combating cyberbullying?