Harassment policies must be enforced

Supervisors should be trained to spot harassment in its infancy: court
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An Ontario employer has been ordered to pay a former worker one months’ pay for failing to ensure the implementation of its harassment policy.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded Christine Fanous $1,750, on top of two months’ reasonable notice, after she was dismissed without cause.

Fanous started working for Total Credit Recovery Ltd. (TCR) on July 24, 2000 in its call centre at the age of 24. In October 2001 she was awarded a certificate of recognition and an increase in pay from $1,600 to $1,750 per month — a raise she wasn’t entirely happy with.