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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


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Date Recorded

February 7, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST


Web - Online Replay

Fee per Delegate

$725 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

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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