Highlights / harassment


Japan: Canadian father sues firm for paternity leave harassment

Although it is perfectly legal, taking paternity leave could harm your career in Japan. A Canadian father has had this experience and is appearing Wednesday in a Tokyo court to continue his legal action against his former employer. Glen Wood, »

Health, Society

Harassment in the medical profession flagged by doctors

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal flags the problem of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the medical profession and calls for action to stop it. Impacts felt on individuals and patient care “There’s effects on the individual when »


Over half Canadian women report sexual harassment at work: poll

One out of every two women in Canada report having experienced sexual harassment at work and 90 per cent of women say  they use strategies to avoid it, according to a public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Institute.  Large »


Stalking took over her life, she made a film to help

A decade of being stalked, led Julie S. Lalonde to release a short animated film about what happened with information and advice for those who are stalked and their friends and family. The film is called Outside of the Shadows: »


Policewomen fight discrimination, sexual harassment

Women who say they have faced gender discrimination and sexual harassment as police officers are taking action on two fronts: they have formed a national advocacy group and are launching a class action lawsuit. They are by no means the »

Economy, Society

Workplace harassment getting more attention

Several reports of workplace harassment have made headlines recently in Canada bringing the issue to the attention of the public and employers. A woman is suing the WestJet airline for allegedly failing to protect her from sexual assault by a »


University backs proposed law on sexual violence

Western University says it “applauds” the government of Ontario’s tabling of an action plan to eradicate sexual violence and harassment in that province. The proposed law would require every college and university to have a policy on sexual violence and »