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New type of damage awarded against employer after workplace harassment proven

In the following case, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice had to decide whether harassment was recognized as a tort upon which a civil cause of action can be based in Ontario, among other issues.

To claim damages for mental injury, expert evidence not needed

In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Canada confirms that the support of expert evidence showing a medically recognized psychiatric or psychological injury is not needed for a finding of a legally compensable claim for mental injury.

Public hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

The Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 to consider and hold public hearings on Bill 148, a Bill to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and make related amendments to other Acts.

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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