The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHCR) defines sexual harassment as “engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought to be known to be unwelcome.” The OHRC further describes it as a form of discrimination that can “undermine [a worker’s] sense of personal dignity… prevent them from earning a living, doing their job effectively, or reaching their full potential.”
Everyone has the right to a sexual harassment free work environment and Ontario employers have a legal obligation to make efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment. If sexual harassment in the workplace is ongoing and unaddressed despite complaints, the victim of the harassment has certain legal remedies they can pursue.
The Northumberland Legal Centre assists employee’s with workplace complaints such as sexual discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace and other matters of employment law.
Call us today at 905 373-4464 for free and confidential legal advice.