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Sexual harassment: Courts need to ‘put their money where their mouth is’ | Stuart Rudner

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:39 AM | By Stuart Rudner

In my previous column, I discuss the failure of our courts and tribunals to “put their money where their mouth is” by awarding significant damages in cases of harassment or breach of human rights. As an example, I mentioned the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Doyle v. Zochem Inc., where both levels of court expressed their outrage at the employer’s conduct but still ordered it to pay less than $100,000 in damages beyond those for wrongful dismissal.

As readers may remember, the...