2014: The year that was in HR (Year in Review)

HR associations made major changes, sexual harassment scandals, workplace violence made headlines
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2015

Ghomeshi off the air

Jian Ghomeshi took over headlines in October and November following allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The popular CBC radio host filed a $55-million lawsuit against the broadcaster after he was fired, a lawsuit he later dropped. Experts pointed out that he was a unionized employee, governed by a collective agreement, and therefore his remedy was to be found via arbitration. The case shined a very bright light on sexual harassment and the treatment of women in the workplace —  and continues to do so.