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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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1. Employer vicariously liable for employee misconduct involving sexual assault and harassment

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the employer was vicariously liable for considerable damages following the sexual assault and harassment of an employee by another employee, contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

2. Q: I am an Ontario employer, and I am updating our company’s policy for bereavement leave. I have been asked to add the legal definition of “immediate family” and would like to know what it is?

3. Reasonable notice reduced because of failure to mitigate

The British Columbia Supreme Court of Justice after considering the Bardal factors found that the employer wrongfully dismissed a long-service employee without the appropriate notice, but since the employee failed to mitigate his damages, the notice period…


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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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