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Metro Transit bus garage harassment victim seeking at least $1M in damages

June 5th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Metro Transit bus garage harassment victim seeking at least $1M in damages

A mechanic who was the victim of workplace harassment and racism at a Metro Transit bus garage is seeking at least $1 million in damages for the psychological damage the incidents have caused him.

On Monday, a hearing took place at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission to discuss the awarding of damages. MORE

Tribunal orders $75,000 in compensation for workplace sexual harassment survivor

March 27th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Tribunal orders $75,000 in compensation for workplace sexual harassment survivor

 

ORONTOMarch 26, 2018 /CNW/ – The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded $75,000 to a 15 year old girl who was subjected to sexual harassment from her employer (a tattoo parlour). The Human Rights Legal Support Centre represented the strong young woman at a hearing before the Tribunal. The applicant, known by her initials as G.M, and the respondent are protected under a publication ban. MORE

Online survey suggests high rate of sexual harassment in the workplace in Canada

March 7th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Online survey suggests high rate of sexual harassment in the workplace in Canada

 

Nearly one-quarter of Canadians who participated in an online survey say they have personally experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, but more than half decided against reporting it.

Navigator, a major Toronto-based public relations firm, conducted the online survey of 2,000 people across Canada last month.

Just over a third of the women and 12 per cent of the men who took part in the survey said they had personally experienced sexual harassment at work, while another 10 per cent of respondents said they thought they had, but were not sure whether it met the criteria.

Of those who were willing to answer more questions about their experience, 38 per cent said the harasser had influence over their career.

A third of those who had personally experienced sexual harassment said they reported it to someone in a supervisory position, whereas 57 per cent said they did not report it to anyone at work. MORE

Young women face ‘pervasive’ culture of sex harassment in Canadian politics

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Young women face ‘pervasive’ culture of sex harassment in Canadian politics

The day after Ontario’s former opposition leader was accused by two young women of sexual misconduct, advocates for female leaders are lamenting how long it’s taken the #metoo movement to gain momentum in Canadian politics.

Patrick Brown denied the allegations late Wednesday and vowed to defend himself vigorously. He resigned as party leader hours later.

Multiple sources contacted by the Star on Thursday described a “pervasive” culture within Canadian politics, whereby women — especially young women in the early stages of their career — face unwelcome sexual advances from men in positions of power. MORE

Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Mental Health at the Workplace

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Mental Health at the Workplace

 

“Fall in productivity, anxiety, sleep disorders and a high rate of absenteeism are the presentations of mental health disorders at work.” When Madalyn Parker, a web developer from Michigan, took to Twitter in 2017 to share her boss Ben Congleton’s response to a sick leave request, it went viral, sparking a conversation in corporate boardrooms across the world. Parker had asked for a day off to take care of her mental health. Congleton responded by encouraging her on to do so while applauding her honesty. The 16,000 retweets and the reactions to it were telling of the need to have conversations around mental health. MORE

Workplace bullying costly for already stressed workers and workplaces

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Workplace bullying costly for already stressed workers and workplaces

Andrew Faas was a young manager at a grocery store when his boss asked him what to do about a cocky, unreasonable, abrasive manager who was bullying employees to get their work done.

Faas said he’d fire the guy. Luckily the boss didn’t take the advice. Faas was the bully manager who had become a problem. MORE

Bad economy breeding ‘ruthless’ workplace bullies

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Bad economy breeding ‘ruthless’ workplace bullies

The economic climate is creating perfect conditions for workplace bullying to move into more ‘ruthless’ territory, according to an expert. Alberta-based workplace bullying expert Linda Crocket has said bullying is on the rise across the country, at the same time as the job market worsens. In an interview on Saskatoon Morning, Crocket said employees are currently worried about cutbacks and are beset by fear over losing their jobs. “It creates an environment of paranoia and competition, and people are becoming ruthless to get what they want and they’re getting away with it.” MORE

Mental Health in the Workplace: What is it and How Can Employers Help?

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace: What is it and How Can Employers Help?

 

“…How does an employee’s mental health really affect the workplace and a company’s bottom line? Wayne McNeil, co-founder of Respect Group Inc., says, “One’s mental health can be the most important factor in an employee’s ability to perform. If you take this fact and apply it to the collective work group/organization, it could translate into whether an organization is successful or not.” “…By improving the management of mental health in the workplace and creating a psychologically safe and healthy work environment, employers can help protect both their employees and their bottom line.” To access the full article and read more about how Respect in the Workplace is creating healthy work environments click HERE Pg. 62

Golf Canada Joins the Responsible Coaching Movement

March 6th, 2018 Activity Leaders, Respect in Sport, Respect in the Workplace

Golf Canada Joins the Responsible Coaching Movement

 

Golf Canada is proud to announce it is working to combat and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment in golf by adopting Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace as part of its deepened commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM). “We are very proud to be joining other National Sport Federations in adopting and facilitating this important training among our golf community,” said Laurence Applebaum, CEO, Golf Canada. “Our commitment to integrating the Responsible Coaching Movement and Respect programming into the core areas of our organization will strengthen our efforts to build a culture of respect, and further instill a safe, fun and positive environment in golf.” MORE

Active bystanders can stop abuse in the halls of power

March 5th, 2018 Activity Leaders, Parents, Respect in School, Respect in Sport, Respect in the Workplace, Sheldon Kennedy

Active bystanders can stop abuse in the halls of power

What everyone who works in the field of politics requires is bystander training. Victims of abuse – be it child abuse, sexual abuse, workplace harassment, marital abuse or elder abuse – will note that they repeatedly tried to tell their story and get help, but nothing happened. “From my experience, a child who is being abused has to tell — on average — seven people before their story is taken seriously,” said survivor and activist Sheldon Kennedy. MORE

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