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The influence of U.S. sexual harassment class actions in Canada

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM | By Lisa Talbot and Sarah Whitmore

Sexual harassment and discrimination class actions have never been more in the spotlight than they are today, and employers on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are examining their policies and practices. While class actions arising out of sexual harassment allegations are less common in Canada, we are seeing trends amid the current deluge of U.S. sexual harassment and discrimination class actions which are making their way to Canada — or have already arrived.

Trends in sexual harassment class actions

Until very recently, sexual harassment class...