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September 2017 Archives

Anti-bullying legislation may prevent hostile work environments

Canadians often have legal recourse if something goes wrong at work, and the Canadian Labour Code (CLC) is often updated to reflect the modern workplace. One Alberta woman is taking a stand for a clearer definition in the CLC of psychological violence in the workplace. She hopes that those who are suffering from hostile work environments due to bullying behaviour from colleagues can benefit from these proposed updates.

Youth employment law addresses safety and human rights concerns

As students across the country move into a higher grade this September, many will be thinking about getting their first part-time job. Young people in Alberta should know about their rights under provincial employment law. This legislation protects young workers against unsafe work, lack of supervision and other human rights concerns.

2 women suing employer for sexual harassment

Two women in Winnipeg are suing the car dealership where they both worked after they were allegedly fired for complaining about their treatment in the workplace. The women say they were the target of sexual harassment and abuse, and they were let go when they went to management with their concerns. The allegations presented in both cases are significant, and Calgary residents are likely unsurprised to note the case is being taken very seriously by the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench. 

Man and transgender wife sue for harassment

A man in Kentucky who is married to a transgender woman is suing retail giant Amazon after he says they both suffered discrimination in the workplace. The couple is suing Amazon in federal court for punitive and compensatory damages. While this case took place in the United States, some Alberta residents who also experience workplace harassment may painfully relate to the story. 

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