No one should have to endure sexual misconduct, especially in the workplace. And yet, due to the state of the law in Canada, legions of people do. We would like to change that. If you would too, please call us with your questions. We want to hear from survivors, and we start with the presumption that the survivor’s story is true.
We take a trauma-informed approach to all matters. You can feel free to bring supportive friends or family members to our meeting. We are also happy to meet in a public location of your choosing. The process should never be about re-traumatizing survivors.
Not only is this one of our foremost practice areas, but we are constantly forging new ground. We routinely act for people who have been turned away by other lawyers. We reject outdated, misogynistic laws. We say it is time for the law to evolve to reflect the times and give survivors realistic recourse as a matter of justice, rather than protect those who abuse their power and demean their employees with sexual misconduct. Perhaps predictably, nobody seems to want to defend against that position, so we have no trial results…yet. We do, however, have a number of six-figure settlements in our record, undoubtedly with more to come.
For employers, we are happy to draft policies to ensure the safety of your workers. We will consider defending employers only where there is a meritorious argument that no sexual misconduct in fact occurred. For a variety of reasons, we are not willing to defend actions where the sexual misconduct is admitted.