Chronic Mental Stress: Impact on Workplace Harassment Investigations, Litigation and Remedies
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2019
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

New coverage for chronic mental stress under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 will now apply to cases of workplace harassment. This change in legislation will impact existing legal practice relating to workplace investigations, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Join our stellar faculty as we tackle this important topic from a unique perspective, focusing on the exclusive jurisdiction of the WSIB over injuries flowing from workplace harassment, new considerations for complaints and investigations, and strategic litigation planning when pursuing a remedy or defending a claim. You will also gain practical tips on how to litigate strategically, directly from experienced counsel.


Michelle Alton, Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
Rob Boswell, Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP (Barrie)


Claiming WSIB Benefits
Eric Kupka, Legal Counsel, WSIB

Right to Sue Applications at the WSIAT
Kayla Seyler, Tribunal Counsel, WSIAT

WSIA Excerpts
WSIB Policies
Chronic Mental Stress
Traumatic Mental Stress (2018)

Traumatic Mental Stress (2016)
WSIAT Decisions
Decision No. 2566
Joe Singer Shoes (HRTO)
Galea v Wal-Mart (ONSC)

Submitted By: Rob Boswell, Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP (Barrie)

Practical Tips for Dealing with Chronic Mental Stress Claims
Asha Rampersad, Bernardi Human Resources Law LLP (Mississauga)

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