HRM takes a look at every HR-storm in the first half of 2015 – from CBC’s questionable handling of the Jian Gomeshi scandal to Snoop Dogg’s unacceptable workplace behaviour.
She loves me not: Ashley Madison’s bitter bust-up resolved
In what would turn out to be just the first scandal of the year for the Canadian dating site, one former employee took the company to court for $20 million.
Tim Hortons lay-offs labelled “tremendous opportunity”
The company’s VP of corporate affairs employed less-than-sensitive language when discussing the mass lay-offs at Canada’s favourite coffee shop.
HR consultant to be charged with triple homicide
In a series of events that shocked not only the HR community but the entire nation, one HR professional linked to three murders and a home invasion.
Employers at greater risk following CBC scandal
One labour lawyer issued a warning to employers, suggesting high-profile harassment cases had educated employees on their rights, effectively put HR pros at greater risk.
CBC sacks HRD over Jian Ghomeshi scandal
On April 16, CBC announced it had officially “severed ties with two execs, including HR director Todd Spencer.
Verdict released on alleged Ottawa big-riggers
After a lengthy seven-year trial, the jury finally reached its decision on a high-profile bid-rigging scandal involving nine defendants.
Hydro One’s ‘zero tolerance’ sees vulgar employee fired
One on-camera interaction between a CityNews reporter and a crude worker resulted in termination.
Fewer charges for CBC's most infamous employee
Initially facing seven sexual assault-related charges, Ghomeshi now only faces five.
Snoop Dogg under fire for “creepy” workplace comments
A camerawoman says she felt “belittled” while filming an interview with the music mogul but controversially added that it’s come to be expected.
Record damages awarded in Canadian sexual harassment case
Double the previous record was awarded in the particularly egregious case involving two sisters from Mexico who were working in an Ontario processing plant.
WestJet pilots apply to unionize
Despite missing the deadline which would have made forming a union easier, WestJet pilots pushed ahead to form a controversial collective bargaining body on June 22.
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