Workplace Indecencies and Indiscretions – Best Practices for Canadian Colleges and Universities

Date(s) of Presentation
Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Program Description:

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?

Local Start Times:

  • 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. AST
  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST
  • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CST
  • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MST
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. HAST


  • Erin Kuzz, Moderator, Sherrard Kuzz, Toronto, Ontario
  • 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
  • Carl Panet-Raymond, Loranger Marcoux, Montreal, Quebec
  • Jennifer Russell, Roper Greyell, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jessica Thomson, Neuman Thompson, Edmonton, Alberta