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“When employers police your private life” Macleans National Magazine. by Toban Dyck, 25 October 2012.

Michael Brutsch, a Texan who worked in financial services, and Justin Hutchings, a former Mr. Big and Tall employee from Ontario, have both been fired recently for messages they posted online, on their own time.
The cases of Brutsch (Reddit username: Violentacrez), who shared pictures of scantily clad, underage girls and images of women getting beaten on various forums called subreddits, and Hutchings, who posted a negative comment on Amanda Todd’s tribute page on Facebook, have raised tough questions over the extent to which HR departments may be called on to police employee behavior . … more…. link to article >>


Some Mounties Cool to


Workplace Probe – CBC Print

19 August 2010 by Parliamentary Reporter Alison Crawford.
Producer: Marc Baby. DOP: Andrew Watt.Subjects: RCMP Commissioner William Elliott and CSIS Chief Reid Morden. Interviewees: Blaine Donais and Senator Colin Kennedy.

“Some Mounties are unhappy with a probe into the workplace environment of the RCMP, an assessment sparked by complaints over the management style of the force’s top boss. …Blaine Donais, president of the Workplace Fairness Institute in Toronto, said it’s important that people feel secure enough to open up during such investigations.

” ‘You have to have a process that makes people feel comfortable coming forward. If your process is discouraging people from coming forward, then you’ve got a problem,” he said. … more…. link to article >>



“Office Blonde Jokes No


Laughing Matter ” Globe and


Mail

November 2009 by Dave McGinn.

“Have you heard the one about the boss who liked to make blonde jokes? He’s being sued.  As a discrimination lawsuit a Canadian has brought against her former boss in Britain shows, fair-haired women don’t always fare so well at work… more…



The New Harassment? Same-


sex Abuse  Globe and Mail

October 2009 by Dave McGinn

“A female lawyer in the United States is suing her former employer in what’s hardly your typical case of alleged sexual harassment. The lawyer, Jennifer Braude, claims the firm didn’t act quickly enough…more …



“Taking a Bullet for the Team”


Globe and Mail

January 2009 by Sarah Boesveld

“When the mass layoffs started at Chrysler last November, Myra Sawicki didn’t like the look of her colleague.  Normally chatty and engaging, information technology analyst Brian Barlow …



“Merry Christmas, you’re


working” Globe and Mail

December 2008 by Sarah Boesveld.

“For the third year in a row, Lyndsay Morrison won’t be eating turkey dinner or gathering round the tree on Christmas Day. Instead, she will be sitting at a desk… more…. link to article >>

 

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Blaine Donais, Workplace Fairness Institute

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Goldhawk Live on Workplace Bullying, panelist, Rogers TV.

Talk Radio, Bullying in the Workplace

Testimonials

“One of our key sections within the Municipal Works department was in a state of continual conflict and dysfunction resulting in labour relation issues, safety complaints and claims of workplace harassment among key players.

With the tools and suggestions that Blaine incorporated into our training, the group is now meeting regularly and the communication, trust and the work environment for the group has improved significantly. Grievances have been reduced and substantive issues are being discussed. The group is participating in a more collaborative and productive fashion. The changes have been very positive.”

Trent Dark, City of Niagara Falls

“One of our key sections within the Municipal Works department was in a state of continual conflict and dysfunction resulting in labour relation issues, safety complaints and claims of workplace harassment among key players.

With the tools and suggestions that Blaine incorporated into our training, the group is now meeting regularly and the communication, trust and the work environment for the group has improved significantly. Grievances have been reduced and substantive issues are being discussed. The group is participating in a more collaborative and productive fashion. The changes have been very positive.”

Trent Dark, City of Niagara Falls

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