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#metoo – What’s An Employer To Do and Not To Do? - CPHR Speaker Series

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Tuesday , January 29 , 2019 at 7:30 am to 9:30 am
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September 04, 2018
Edmonton - Matrix Hotel
Early Bird Member: $24 | Member: $32 | Early Bird Non-Member: $30 | Non-Member: $38
Early Bird End Date - Jan 15, 2019

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About the Event

The #metoo movement went viral in October of 2017 and helped to increase awareness that sexual harassment is all around us, including in our workplaces.During this session, Leanne Monsma, a labour and employment lawyer with Field Law, will comment on what employers should do, as well as what employers are obligated to do, when they receive complaints of sexual harassment. Leanne will also comment on specific legal issues arising from complaints of sexual harassment such as human rights considerations and labour and employment implications. Does sexual harassment constitute discrimination and can an employer fire an employee for engaging in sexual harassment? Finally, Leanne will offer some tips on how employers can work to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment in their workplaces. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Does your workplace have the tools and resources in place to deal with complaints of sexual harassment when they come in?
  • How can your workplace ensure that individuals who are being subjected to sexual harassment come forward?
  • Who should conduct the investigation into the allegation?
  • What should you do if the investigation reveals that sexual harassment occurred? What should you do if the investigation reveals that sexual harassment did not occur?-      
  • How can you protect your workplace’s reputation?
  • How can you eradicate sexual harassment in your workplace?

About the Speaker

Leanne Monsma

Leanne Monsma is an Edmonton-based lawyer with Field Law, a top regional law firm. She practices in the areas of labour and employment and professional regulation. In her labour and employment practice, she assists corporations, universities, colleges and law enforcement agencies with complex matters such as human rights issues, privacy obligations, discipline, grievances and collective bargaining. 


  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am -Registration
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am -Presentation
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Q/A & Casual Networking 


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