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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…