Lauren Bernardi is a lawyer and HR advisor with the boutique firm of Bernardi Human Resource Law who has been assisting organizations in the increasingly complex area of HR law since 1992. Lauren works extensively in the field of workplace mental health, respect, harassment and violence, including conducting manager and employee training sessions, preparing harassment and code of conduct policies and investigating and resolving complaints. She is the author of Powerful Employment Policies, published by Canada Law Book. She has been quoted in national newspapers and has been a guest expert on CBC Radio. Her firm, Bernardi Human Resource Law, was recently selected to participate in the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s three-year case study project as an “early adopter” of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.