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The Shifting Workplace Environment Post #METOO

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 0.75
40 minutes
Published
2018
Presenter(s)
Joyce Thomas
Source
Middlesex Law Association
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
40 minutes
Price
$89.00 plus tax

A presentation on the #metoo movement and its direct impact on workplace policies and investigations. The presentation covers a brief history of the movement, values, goals, and perceived problems. Finally, the presentation ends with a cursory review of current sexual harassment cases with recommendations on how to improve the workplace from within.

Presenters

Joyce Thomas

Professional history

  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2014-present)
  • Associate Lawyer, Polishuk Camman & Steele (2010-2014)
  • Associate Lawyer, Judith Hull & Associates (2010)
  • Articling Student, Judith Hull & Associates (2009-2010)
  • Student Supervisor and Associate Caseworker, Community Legal Services (2006-2009)

Areas of Practice

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Arbitrations
  • Contract Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Labour Law
  • Residential and Commercial Tenancies Law
  • Social Media Law
  • Workplace Investigation Reports and Rebuttals

Noteworthy cases

  • Mastronardi Produce Limited v. Veillon , 2015 ONSC 2983. Interlocutory Injunction –non-competition and nonsolicitation clauses in employment agreements.
  • Riley v. Walpole Island First Nation , 2014 Canada Labour Code. Arbitration–unjust dismissal and human rights complaint
  • The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Police Service v. Constable Shawn McArdle , 2013 Arbitration – termination of Constable from First Nation Police Service
  • The Strathroy - Caradoc Police As sociation v. The Municipality of Strathroy - Caradoc Police Services Board , 2013. Arbitration –benefits of members after age 65

Achievements

  • London District Chief’s Council, Honoured Youth, 2010 Elders & Youth Gathering (2010)
  • Genest, Murray Award for outstanding advocacy (2009)
  • Southwestern Secretariat: Aboriginal Academic Achievement Award (2003-2005, 2008)
  • Southwestern Secretariat: Graduation Scholarship (2006)
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth: Academic Scholarship Award (2002)

Selected presentations/publications

  • Speaker, First Nation Employment Law Issues, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Indigenous Law Issues Program (2015)
  • Chair and speaker, Building Your Law Firm’s HR Toolkit, Ontario Bar Association Institute (2014)
  • Chair and speaker, The Life Cycle of a Law Practice, Ontario Bar Association Institute (2014)
  • Speaker: Don’t go breaking the law:Workplace Policies and Procedures for the Law Firm, Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series (2013)
  • Chair, Sole, Small Firm and General Practice Breakfast Seminar, Ontario Bar Association Institute (2013)
  • Co-author, Remedies for Bullying& Harassment [Legal Update: Bill 168], 20th Annual Ontario Police Association Conference (2011)

Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Indigenous Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Southwest Region Women’s Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Ontario Justice Education Network (2013-present)
  • Reviewing Lawyer, Litigation Practice at University of Western Ontario (2011-present)
  • Lawyer Supervisor, Pro Bono Students Canada (2011-present)
  • Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association (2010-present)
  • Coach, University of Western Ontario-Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Team (2010-present)
  • Board of Directors, Orchestra London (2009-present)

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2010)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario (2009)
  • Philosophy Degree, Honours, University of Western Ontario (2006)

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