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Sexual harassment claims a perfect storm of trouble for businesses, say lawyers

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 9:36 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

As a result of a #MeToo-charged environment, and because of media attention on high-profile Canadian examples, Alix Herber and Sarah Graves, who are partners at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in the labour and employment group, are busier than they’ve ever been with sexual harassment cases.

“We can say, as labour and employment lawyers, that the number of sexual harassment claims that have arisen over the last nine months has increased considerably. We’ve done more investigations or advised on more investigations than we have in the previous...