Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
Ensure that your office is following best practices to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Join us for a presentation by Birju Dattani, Director and Amna Bhatti, Human Rights Officer, from the Yukon Human Rights Commission, on the law of sexual harassment in the Yukon. Birju Dattani and Amna Bhatti will also present on the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in relation to workplace sexual harassment.
Birju Dattani, originally from Calgary, Alberta, Birju has extensive academic and practical experience in the field of human rights. He was awarded an LL.B. (with Honours) by the University of Wales in Aberstwyth, a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills by the City University of London and an LL.M. in Public International Law by the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, Birju has spent time studying at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, Cambridge University and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Birju’s previous professional experience include serving as Assistant Regional Director with Alberta Human Rights Commission and Teaching Fellow in the faculty of law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The son of refugees from Uganda, Birju has a life-long commitment to advancing the cause of human rights and is pleased to have the opportunity to support the Commission in doing so.
Amna Bhatti is working as a Human Rights Officer at the Yukon Human Rights Commission. Amna moved to Canada in 2016 after finishing her BA-LL.B. (with Honours) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. She completed her LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School while interning with the Ministry of Attorney General. After getting licensed as a lawyer in Ontario, Amna completed a Legal Advisor placement at Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa. In that position Amna undertook large-scale research projects for the Gender Equality Programme, one of which examined the unique vulnerabilities of female migrants in South Africa, and was published in a peer-reviewed report. As a Human Rights Officer at the Commission, Amna investigates cases of discrimination and harassment under the Yukon Human Rights Act. She also undertakes inquiry consultations and assists the Legal Counsel by conducting research and drafting documents. Moreover, Amna supports the public legal education work by giving presentations, and contributing to the Commission’s Workplace Sexual Harassment project.
This CPD has been approved for 1.5 hours by the Law Society of British Columbia and may be applied towards the mandatory 12 hour Continuing Professional Development requirement in both BC and Yukon.