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This session will include an in-depth and comprehensive survey of what is and what is not acceptable institutional activity in response to sexual assault claims. Our faculty will discuss and summarize a historical examination of cases where institutions were found liable for sexual assault claims, where damages were awarded against an institution or where an institution was found negligent. The result: a plain language explanation of the law and what the courts hold as acceptable and unacceptable.

Ms. Merrit will discuss:

  • Analysis of where, when and why courts award damages against institutions
  • A breakdown of how the courts have defined negligent institutions
  • Discussion of trends – what the court holds as acceptable institutional activity, including checking up on complainants, looking into suspicious circumstances, investigations, and employee reference checks
  • A plain language outline of what is expected of institutions
  • A practical and straightforward summary of where the law stands


Series Chair

  • Gillian T. Hnatiw, Lerners LLP
  • Loretta P. Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
February 3, 2015
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$149 plus HST

Series (7 Sessions)
$995 plus HST

Boardroom rate: Please inquire for pricing and tech requirements.

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyers advising on sexual assault issues
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Institutional Representatives from the following sectors:
    • Educational organizations
    • Healthcare organizations
    • Religious organizations
    • Long Term Care organizations
    • Athletic organizations
    • Children’s activity organizations (camps, tutoring, sports leagues)
    • Eldercare organizations


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