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.
Maleficent’s (mis)management highlights a number of issues from which Ontario employers and employees can learn:
If this case is upheld on appeal, this decision suggests that if an employee quits because of workplace harassment, then the employee will not be able to bring a constructive dismissal in the courts in some cases.