A damning report on Canada’s largest police force was recently released by former Supreme Court of Canada judge, The Honourable Michel Bastarache, C.C. Q.C. “`Broken Dreams, Broken Lives’: The Devastating Effects of Sexual Harassment on Women in the RCMP” concludes that the culture of the RCMP is toxic, and tolerates misogynistic and homophobic attitudes among leaders and members. Bastarache
What can NFL Football teach employers about how to deal with sexual harassment? (A headline I never expected to write)
After years of resistance, the formerly-named "Washington Redskins" have finally dropped their racist team name and are looking for a new mascot. But beyond rebranding, the newly minted "Washington Football Club" is also scrambling to tackle allegations of sexual harassment levelled this summer by more than 40 female employees. That will take far more than a
Bottom line: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII. On May 15, 2020, the US Supreme Court ruled that the prohibitions against discrimination “because of sex” contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extend to protect gay and transgender employees against workplace discrimination.
Bay Ryley is an employment and human rights lawyer and the founder of Ryley Learning, a digital eLearning company with a focus on corporate sexual harassment training. As featured in Be the Next Her: A modern-day career blog for women, by women. What is your morning routine? Lots of domestic stuff. Make smoothies and
Since the #MeToo Movement, preventing sexual harassment has become a key organizational imperative for leaders everywhere. As municipal leaders know all too well, local government workforces are not immune from sexual harassment. Municipalities employ a large number of people who serve the public in a wide range of roles. Case law reports and media headlines
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and
With history tackling misconduct at Queen’s, Bay Ryley’s efforts now include digital resources. For Bay Ryley, ArtSci ’93, MA ’96, a safe workplace can start online. She’s developed online training which addresses sexual harassment in a professional environment. The initiative, Ryley Learning, can be used to educate employees on how to prevent, identify, and
Are you searching for a cost-effective, simple and engaging learning opportunity that will educate employees on sexual harassment in the workplace? With the exponential rise in the number of sexual harassment allegations making headlines across North America, educating employees to create a safe and healthier workplace has never been more important for companies and
Employee education is a key part of any business; whether it’s for professional development, improving workplace culture or corporate training. The challenge, however, is finding the time to coordinate a conference or training course, which comes with costs beyond the price of the course itself. Employee commitment and retention can also prevent training success.