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Ontario Tribunal Awards Teenage Intern $75,000 for Harassment

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has recently awarded the sum of $75,000 as damages for injured feelings to an unpaid teenage intern for workplace sexual harassment. No issue was raised by the respondents to dispute the assertion that such an unpaid assignment was “employment” to allow for jurisdiction of the Ontario Code. The highest award remains the recent decision ordering $200,000 to a woman who had suffered sexual abuse over an extended time period.[1] A comparable award of $150,000 had been made to a Mexican immigrant employed as a...

New High for Ontario Human Rights Sexual Harassment

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Sets New High for Human Rights Sexual Harassment The HRTO has set a new high water mark for compensatory damages, awarding the sum of $200,000 in a decision released in January of 2018.1 The applicant was employed with the company for some 29 years and resided in an apartment also owned by a related company. She was the sole supporter of a disabled son. She was required to submit to various forms of sexual demands, including sexual intercourse, over a period of 18 years. Following her...