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July 2017 Archives

Politicians face harassment in the workplace

An interesting move in Manitoba has launched to protect politicians from bullying in the workplace, according to Canadian news. Alberta residents may be interested to hear their neighbouring province is working to protect especially female politicians from workplace harassment that can influence elections. The move would include politicians under the umbrella of the Health and Safety Act and, if successful, could cause similar legislative updates in provinces across Canada. 

Canadian spy network accused of discrimination

A landmark discrimination case is unfolding on the federal level of the Canadian court system, according to recent reports. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, better known to Alberta residents as CSIS, is the subject of a $35 million lawsuit that alleges a culture of discrimination and harassment against visible minorities. The case is still under review at this time, but the suit is getting considerable media attention. 

Sexual harassment allegations leveled at Tesla

It is an unfortunate reality that hostile, damaging work environments still exist in the Canadian business landscape, not to mention elsewhere in the world. However, when large companies are accused of facilitating sexual harassment in their workplaces, it calls to attention just how much work remains to be done to right these wrongs. Calgary residents may already have heard of one such prominent case, involving tech giant Tesla. 

The cost of workplace harassment

Sadly, workplace harassment is a problem all over Canada. From the smallest business to the halls of government, Calgary residents are keenly aware that harassment can take place in any employment situation. However, the cost of running a hostile work environment can be steep even for those employers most resistant to change. 


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