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In the brave new world of sexual misconduct, you need to be equipped to respond quickly and confidently.

In the era of #MeToo, claims for sexual misconduct — including sexual violence and harassment — are at the forefront. With the emergence of new causes of action and forums for addressing complaints, professionals working in this field have myriad (and potential minefield) of decisions to make. Let OsgoodePD’s experts provide you with the benefit of their insights and experience as they delve into the key issues, including:

  • New frontiers in workplace sexual misconduct (including the new tort of harassment)
  • Strategies for effectively triaging the sexual misconduct complaint
  • Pros and cons of advancing claims in different forums: ESA, OHRT, Occupational Health & Safety Act, union grievance, etc.
  • How to ensure a trauma informed investigation
  • Grappling with credibility and memory issues in sexual violence cases
  • New and emerging issues, including privacy breaches and image-based violence


Program Chairs:

  • Gillian T. Hnatiw, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Loretta P. Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP

Faculty includes

  • Lisa Corrente, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Lara Guest, Torys LLP
  • Michelle S. Henry, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Danny Kastner, Kastner Law
  • Dr. Candice M. Monson, C.Psych., Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
  • Molly Reynolds, Torys LLP
  • Megan Shortreed, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Susan Vella, L.S.M., Rochon Genova LLP
  • Alexi Wood, St. Lawrence Barristers LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at AHurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay Date:
March 7, 2019
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$725 plus HST

Register Now

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyers advising on sexual misconduct issues
  • Employment law lawyers
  • Human Resources Professionals

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Approved by HRPA for 5.25 Continuing Professional Development hours

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.