New requirements for workplace sexual harassment

New requirements for workplace sexual harassment

Bill 132 (Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act ) brings amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that come into force on September 8, 2016. The OHSA has been amended to include a definition of workplace sexual harassment as a component of workplace harassment.

There are new requirements for programs that implement a workplace harassment policy. There are additional duties for employers to protect workers from workplace harassment.  A Ministry of Labour inspector could order an employer to cause an investigation of workplace harassment to be conducted by a third-party person.

Click on Workplace Violence, Workplace Harassment, and Serious Student Incidents for more information.

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