From offensive jokes to bullying, workplace harassment is a serious issue that creates a toxic work environment which no employee should have to endure.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act is the legislation that prohibits harassment in the workplace.
Workplace harassment can take many forms from the familiar, bully-like behaviour to unsolicited sexual advances. Further examples of workplace harassment include:
Harassment can come from anyone in the workplace including customers, clients, co-workers and superiors. It can be a pattern of ongoing behaviour or a single, serious incident with long-lasting emotional and psychological consequences.
Employees have the right to be heard and have their concerns properly investigated. Workplace harassment is finally being addressed with the seriousness it deserves and new legislation guaranteeing harassment-free work environments is finally giving workers the protections they deserve. It is therefore the duty of employers to have policies and procedures in place to prevent and address harassment.
KCY at LAW can help you address any harassment concerns you experience in your workplace.
The legal team at KCY at LAW are up-to-date on the latest legal developments regarding workplace harassment.
Kathy Chittley-Young is a certified External Workplace Investigator and her expertise can assist in alleviating the burden and pain of harassment you have experienced at work.
Call us today to arrange a consultation at 905-639-0999