Andrew Vey Interviewed by Global News

Andrew Vey Interviewed by Global News

Earlier this month, Vey Willetts lawyer Andrew Vey spoke with Global News about the novel implications of a recent Ontario court decision for sexual harassment complainants. 

Ontario Court Creates New Protection for Complainants of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Ontario Court Creates New Protection for Complainants of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Making a complaint of workplace sexual harassment can be daunting. If the actual harassment itself is not bad enough, employees often fear job-based retaliation for speaking out, or that making matters public might undermine their professional reputation.

Requirements for conducting a workplace harassment investigation: lessons from the Green Party

Requirements for conducting a workplace harassment investigation: lessons from the Green Party

Harassment in the workplace continues to be the human resources story that dominates the news. While cases like that of Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose often take centre stage, there are plenty of examples here in Canada.

Recognizing and Resolving Poisoned Work Environments

Recognizing and Resolving Poisoned Work Environments

Employees are entitled to work in a respectful environment, free from harassment and discrimination. In circumstances where the work environment deteriorates to such an extent that it may be considered “poisonous” or “toxic”, a court will likely find that the employer’s behaviour in creating and/or condoning this environment amounted to a constructive dismissal of the affected employee.

The Steve Paikin Case: Tips for Employers in Responding to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

The Steve Paikin Case: Tips for Employers in Responding to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Since allegations related to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein first became public, the #metoo movement has provided a catalyst for society to confront its handling of sexual harassment. Just this week, the latest public figure to be embroiled in such allegations is Steve Paikin, a prominent journalist employed by the provincially-funded broadcaster TVOntario (“TVO”).

“Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination

“Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination

In a recent decision from Windsor, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ordered an employer to pay almost $60,000 in damages for the way in which a female employee was repeatedly harassed, insulted and humiliated by senior management.

The Office Holiday Party: A {Cautionary} Winter's Tale

The Office Holiday Party: A {Cautionary} Winter's Tale

As December arrives, our minds turn to the holidays: turkey, eggnog, and a long-lived tradition — the office christmas party.

The office christmas party is a time for colleagues to relax a little and celebrate the coming season, and an opportunity for management to show their staff appreciation for another year of hard work.