Toronto Workplace Harassment Lawyer

Toronto Employment Lawyers Representing Employers and Employees in Workplace Harassment Cases

What is Workplace Harassment?

Workplace harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct or behaviour, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that creates a hostile or intimidating work environment.  This can include but is not limited to:

  • Verbal abuse or insults
  • Offensive jokes or comments
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Unwanted physical contact
  • Cyberbullying or online harassment

Harassment can occur between colleagues, from a supervisor to an employee, or even from a non-employee such as a client or customer.

Employer Obligations to Protect Against Workplace Harassment

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires an employer to ensure a safe workplace for all employees, free from harassment, violence and discrimination. These obligations include:

  • Creating workplace harassment policies
  • Investigating all workplace harassment complaints
  • Informing all parties of investigation outcomes

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

If an employee experiences or witnesses workplace harassment, it is important to take action. Steps an employee can take if faced with harassment include:

  • Reporting the harassment to your supervisor or human resources department
  • Keeping detailed records of incidents, including dates, times, and witnesses
  • Engaging the services of an experienced employment lawyer

The Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel

If you believe you have been a victim of workplace harassment or if you’re an employer seeking guidance on how to handle a harassment complaint, our team of experienced Toronto employment lawyers are here to help. DSF can provide you with expert advice and representation to ensure your rights are protected and that appropriate actions are taken to address the situation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a confidential consultation. Your rights matter, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

We offer multiple convenient locations in TorontoWhitbyBarrie and more to better serve our clients. To begin your initial consultation and find the right employment lawyer, please contact us at (416) 449-1400.

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