First Reference Monitor - January Edition
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Do you encourage your employees to talk about mental illness? You should know that mental illness is considered a disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code and, according to Statistics Canada, 500,000 or more Canadians are unable to work due to a mental illness. In addition to the challenges of accommodating employees who suffer with mental health issues, charities may also face several other issues from the government this year. And when is lewd, sexual workplace banter not discriminatory? When a reasonable person would know that the conduct in question is not unwelcomed based on all the circumstances. That said, employers still have a duty to provide employees with a harassment-free workplace.

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Human Resources

Should employees talk about mental illness?

This month media campaigns are encouraging people to talk about mental illness. This raises the question about whether employees should talk to their employer about mental illness or remain silent for fear of losing their jobs.

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Lewd, sexual workplace banter found not discriminatory

The BC Human Rights Tribunal recently dismissed a complaint of sexual harassment on the basis thatthe complainant had a history of engaging in lewd, sexual banter with her colleagues.

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Reading the tea leaves: Understanding the conditions which charities will face in the upcoming year

Despite the fact that predicting the future is usually a job for soothsayers and readers of tea leaves, we nevertheless take the opportunity of the new year to try and understand the conditions which charities will face in the upcoming year.

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