In Yan v 30 Forensic Engineering Inc., 2022 HRTO 649, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) dismissed allegations of discrimination and harassment with respect to employment because of race, place of origin, sex, marital status, age, disability, and reprisal, contrary to the Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H. 19 (the “Code”).
Gaslighting is a term frequently used by Generation Z in many social settings; however, it has been around for centuries. With the motion toward diversity, equality and inclusion, the term gaslighting is significant as it is a term used to identify toxicity and manipulative behaviour in society. Moreso within relationships, however this term is applicable to all social environments in one’s daily life. One of these social environments, includes the workplace.
Demoting an employee and potentially lowering their pay is a decision that has implications for both the employee and the employer. These implications can range from hurt feelings, all the way to a wrongful dismissal claim.