Category Archives: Discipline

Victim stereotypes in professional regulation

Recent, high-profile cases like that against Jian Ghomeshi highlight the problem of victim stereotypes, which bundle assumptions about how women “normally” respond to sexual misconduct, and may lead to women who do not conform to stereotypes seem less credible. Courts…

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Discipline Committees that find misconduct outside of citations

Discipline committees that decide a respondent has engaged in professional misconduct not listed in any formal allegations, e.g., in a citation, may fail to afford the respondent procedural fairness, which includes a right to know the case which he or…

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Letters of caution issued by screening committees

Investigation and screening committees may sometimes find, after an investigation, that a respondent’s conduct, while not necessarily satisfactory, does not justify formal discipline measures. For example, conduct may be non-serious, and may best be addressed by educational or voluntary measures…

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Suspensions: Being a registrant means practicing as a registrant

A regulatory body may suspend a registrant, only to have that registrant attempt to carry on some aspect of “practice” that non-registrants may carry out, purportedly as a non-registrant. May a regulatory body prevent suspended registrants from carrying out activities…

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