Are people at work making sexualized comments about you, your body, your clothes? Has someone touched you inappropriately or without your consent? Are you a survivor of sexual harassment or assault?
Survivors of sexual harassment or assault are often intimidated or threatened into silence. Bakerlaw is honoured to have worked with incredibly strong individuals who are determined to seek justice and/or protect others from facing the same treatment. Our clients refuse to be intimidated or silenced.
Bakerlaw is sensitive to the concerns and needs of survivors, and offers confidential, individually-tailored advice for clients harmed by sexual violence or harassment. We have assisted clients with lawsuits, human rights applications, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board claims (now the Victim Quick Response Program +) and confidential settlements.
If you have experienced sexual harassment or assault and need support or guidance, we encourage you to consult SHARE website (link). This free, culturally sensitive resource may offer some guidance.
If you want to discuss a legal resolution to your experience, contact us (link).
AB v Joe Singer Shoes Limited
A.B. v. Joe Singer Shoes Limited, 2018 HRTO 107 and Joe Singer Shoes Limited v. A.B., 2019 ONSC 5628 (Div Ct): In this case we secured a landmark monetary award for our client who endured a poisoned work environment, sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace and in housing. The decision was challenged by the Respondent but upheld in its entirety at Divisional Court.
Content warning: Sexual assault and harassment May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month (link) in Ontario and across Canada (link). Formerly referred to as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the name was changed in recent years to signify that awareness alone is…
Today marks the 73rd annual Human Rights Day, which celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (link) as put forth by the United Nations in 1948. This year’s theme for the celebration is “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human…
Postsecondary students cannot be asked about their sexual history when reporting sexual violence or harassment
On January 27, 2021, the Ontario Government announced it will be moving to amend current regulations regarding Sexual violence and harassment policies as postsecondary institutions. The government has recognized that many instances of sexual violence and harassment on and around…
In the November 6, 2020 decision of R. v. Slatter, 2020 SCC 36 (link), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed that it is the actual ability of witnesses to recall and recount events that matter most when assessing credibility;…
Recently, in B.C., the Court awarded $844,000 to a victim who was subjected to sexual assaults by a priest in the 1970s. You can read more about the story here (link). Rosemary Anderson was a young teacher when she became…