“Let’s Talk About Sex”: Workplace Indecencies and Indiscretions – Best Practices for Canadian Colleges and Universities

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on 2015/11/10



This webinar brings together management-side labour and employment lawyers from across Canada who will address one of the most pressing issues facing education employers today: sexual indecencies and indiscretions in the workplace. These types of on-campus offences unfortunately tend to attract high-profile media attention, which can in turn have catastrophic consequences for educational institutions, including the degradation of workplace morale, program quality and institutional brand. The speakers will offer higher education employers guidance and best practices for proactively and decisively addressing the following workplace issues:

Sexual harassment –employers’ obligations, responsibilities, and valuable lessons learned from recent cases.

Workplace romances – are anti-fraternization policies a good idea? What type of conduct can an employer legitimately prohibit in the workplace?

Off duty conduct – when do an employee’s off-duty indiscretions become an employer’s concern?

Who Should Attend?
The webinar is an invitation-only event exclusively for clients of ELA member law firms. The information presented will be of particular interest to:

• In-house Counsel
• Human Resources Professionals
• College and University Administrators


Erin Kuzz, Moderator, Sherrard Kuzz, Toronto, Ontario
Marc Benoit, Loranger Marcoux, Montreal, Quebec
Paul L. Clemens, McKercher, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Eric Durnford, Barteaux Durnford, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Shana French, Sherrard Kuzz, Toronto, Ontario
Cynthia Lazar, Taylor McCaffrey, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jennifer Russell, Roper Greyell, Vancouver, British Columbia
Jessica Thomson, Neuman Thompson, Edmonton, Alberta

Click here to register, and then click the “register” link to the right of the title. Please be sure to confirm the corresponding start time in your local time zone.

About the Employment Law Alliance
The Employment Law Alliance is the most comprehensive network of labor and employment attorneys in the world. Our members provide employment, labor, and immigration expertise in more than 135 countries around the globe, all Canadian Provinces, and all 50 U.S. states. They work closely together to ensure that their clients’ legal matters are handled seamlessly wherever they do business. We provide a smarter, more efficient and effective alternative to using a single multi-state or multi-national law firm. For more information about the ELA, please visit: www.employmentlawalliance.com.

For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Linda Henderson at the Employment Law Alliance (leh@employmentlawalliance.com).