DIY DEI Training? Call Us First!

By |2024-04-12T18:14:43-04:00April 12th, 2024|Anti-racism News, Ryley Learning News, Sexual Harassment News|

Don't believe the fake news from the anti-"Corporate Wokeness” crew! "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion" is a thriving corporate imperative. Anti-harassment training, for example, is required by law in many jurisdictions. Training: reduces the likelihood of harassment and discrimination in your workplace can reduce the chances of expensive litigation and fines improves retention by supporting employee inclusion Your employees, shareholders, and

AI & HR? We’ll have to see about that…

By |2024-04-12T17:58:15-04:00November 30th, 2023|Anti-racism News, Ryley Learning News, Sexual Harassment News|

Spoiler Alert! Here’s the plot line that kicks off Ryley Learning’s workplace eLearning course “Anti-Racism & Unconscious Bias for Workplaces”: The CEO of hypothetical company “Future Generation” enthusiastically embraces artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to stamp out bias in hiring and promotions... But for CEO Mark, the promise of automated, “objective” decision-making turns out

“The Mounties Always Get Their Man: Unless He’s a Harasser”

By |2023-02-05T14:26:40-05:00December 30th, 2020|Ryley Learning News, Sexual Harassment News|

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)

By |2023-02-05T14:26:58-05:00September 15th, 2020|Ryley Learning News, Sexual Harassment News|

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

US Supreme Court’s Recent LGBTQ+ Decision: What It Means for Your Workplace

By |2023-02-05T14:27:05-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Ryley Learning News, Sexual Harassment News|

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.

5 Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By |2023-02-05T14:27:17-05:00July 31st, 2019|Sexual Harassment News|

The legal definition of workplace sexual harassment differs depending where you live and what laws apply. Across North America, however, the behaviour and conduct that constitute sexual harassment are quite consistent across jurisdictions. Generally, sexual harassment is defined as conduct or comments that are known (or should reasonably be known) to be unwelcome. The

Four signs that sexual harassment is creating a toxic workplace

By |2023-02-05T14:27:31-05:00February 12th, 2019|Sexual Harassment News|

If an organization has become toxic by enabling sexual harassment to thrive, it will require time and effort to fix, says Bay Ryley, founder and president of workplace e-learning company Ryley Learning. “A toxic workplace is not just one bad incident or one botched investigation — it’s the infiltration of inappropriate behaviours and responses," Ryley tells “Once an organization has reached

Ryley educates employers on preventing sexual harassment

By |2023-02-05T14:27:44-05:00February 5th, 2019|Sexual Harassment News|

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have a devastating impact on an organization’s brand and corporate reputation — as is apparent from the lawsuits, scandals and #MeToo revelations that have cast a negative shadow on a number of industries, says Toronto human rights and employment lawyer Bay Ryley. Lawmakers across North America are making workplace training mandatory

LSO mandates training on workplace sexual harassment

By |2023-02-05T14:27:53-05:00February 5th, 2019|Sexual Harassment News|

As the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) highlights the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) — and there's a growing awareness of the need to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace — training for lawyers and paralegals is more essential than ever before, says Toronto human rights and employment lawyer Bay Ryley. While Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety

Harassment training uses animation to convey serious message

By |2023-02-05T14:28:05-05:00February 5th, 2019|Sexual Harassment News|

Using innovative methods to educate employers and employees on sexual harassment in the workplace is proving to be an effective strategy, says Toronto human rights and employment lawyer Bay Ryley. Under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers must now have a workplace sexual harassment policy and provide training for all workers, she tells “The training

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