Workplace Sexual Harassment


Nova Scotia
Slaunwhite v Bay Landing Dining Room 2005 Harassing conduct was verbal and physical $3,500
Davison v N.S. Construction Safety, upheld in the N.S. Court of Appeal 2006 One reason for the apparently low range of the awards is that medical evidence was not routinely offered, or at least this was suggested by the Nova Scotia Board of Inquiry.

Court of Appeal set aside $7,000 punitive damage award

$3,000 general damages and $3,000 for reprisal
Bennett v Hau’s Family Restaurant 2007 Range said to be between $1,000 to $5,000. $3,500
New Brunswick
Hooper v Dante’s Dance Club NB LEB


Sexually offensive language and conduct $5,000
Tracey v Melanson’s; affirmed with respect to liability and damage award



Feb 2007

Marital status $2,000
SWE v BK Aug 2007 Male complainant who was subjected to severe harassment by a male colleague. He woke up to discover the respondent committing fellatio upon him $15,000
Steeves v Woody’s Place Oct 2007 Verbal abuse and some touching $2,000
Reverend Gael Matheson v Presbytery of Prince Edward Island PEI HRC


Gender discrimination and sexual harassment over an extended time period $50,000

An award of lost income of $425,000 was also made plus a pension loss.

Milligan v Maczak Holdings Ltd



Sept 2023

Server was subjected to sexual touching, derogatory language. Management took no action. Lack of anti-harassment policy. Termination found not to be related to this conduct. $15,000