Busy year on legal frontPrivacy, ‘corporate killing’ and bullying dominateBy Todd Humber01/31/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/31/2005 On the employment law front, 2004 was a particularly interesting year. The new federal privacy law came into force, and British Columbia and Alberta passed similar legislation. It didn’t take long for the first employment-related privacy complaints to be filed.Bill C-45, also known as the “corporate killing” law, became the law of the land, allowing criminal charges to be filed against co-workers, supervisors and executives in occupational health and safety accidents.Quebec passed a new law pushing workplace bullying into the spotlight and the province expects more than 2,000 complaints in the first year. The psychological harassment law gives the province the power to order fines, punitive damages and the re-instatement of employees. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.