The CBC fired the reporter after evidence of misconduct was found in his personal messages. While employees have a limited expectation of privacy when using company equipment, employers are expected to justify any search of the employee’s device, says Tatha Swann.
Tatha Swann talks to Carole MacNeil on CBC News about her clients’ sexual assault lawsuit against Soulepper Threatre and Artistic Director, Albert Schultz.
Tatha and her co-counsel, Alexi Wood, discuss the lawsuit of 4 women who accused Soulpepper Theatre artistic director Albert Schultz of sexual harassment.
Soulpepper actors Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan and Hannah Miller sued for $4.25 million in damages and seeking $3.6 million from Schultz in the highest profile public case of sexual misconduct in Canada since U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement.
CBC News: Actresses accusing Albert Schultz of sexual misconduct had to ‘suffer in silence,’ lawyer says
Lawyers Tatha Swann and Alexi Wood alleged Soulpepper “failed to protect” four women and “failed to provide a safe work environment.” They also said Schultz was a mentor, guide and teacher to the actresses early in their careers.
Actor Mia Kirshner, filmmaker Sarah Polley and author Ann-Marie MacDonald are among hundreds of artists who released an open letter Monday morning supporting the four women who have filed civil lawsuits against Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company and former artistic director Albert Schultz, alleging years of sexual harassment and assault by Mr. Schultz both on stage and off.
Albert Schultz of Toronto’s prestigious Soulpepper Theatre Company, resigned just hours after 4 women suing Schultz appeared at a press conference, detailing how a “culture shift” was behind their allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Four actresses represented by Tatha Swann and Alexi Wood describe years of harassment and assault while working for Soulpepper’s co-founder, who has been described as a ‘serial sexual predator’ in separate civil suits seeking millions of dollars in damages.
Chef Roberto Fracchioni sues Templar Hotel, which declared bankruptcy in May 2015 with more than $40 M in liabilities including monies owed to Fracchioni. Fracchioni’s lawyer, Tatha Swann, told the Star that his lawsuit against the hotel will be vigorously pursued.
The sexual assault allegations of Pastry Chef, Kate Burnham, represented by Tatha Swann, against a high end Toronto restaurant “generated a pointed but necessary discussion in leading kitchens in Canada, the United States and around the world about the ways that sexism keeps women out — and what has to be done to change that.” […]