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On October 1, 2020, the Helping Tenants and Small Business Act, 2020 received Royal Assent. This Act amends the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA). There are also regulatory amendments made to the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA).As a result, a vast majority of residential tenants will not see a rent increase in 2021. The Rent…Read More
Sexual vs. Non-Sexual Harassment Harassment in the workplace and hiring isn’t limited to sexual harassment. Other actions regarding religion, race, age, gender, or skin color, for example, can also be considered harassment if they interfere with an employee’s success or conjure a hostile work environment. If you are facing harassment in the workplace and unsure of your…Read More
As a result of the new lockdown measures implemented by the Province of Ontario the Northumberland Community Legal Centre is currently open by phone only. Walk-ins are currently not allowed. If you have an urgent matter please contact the Legal Centre at 1-800-850-7882 or (905) 373-4464 and if needed an appointment will be arranged.
One study found that approximately 90 per cent of transgender and gender-variant employees reported experiencing workplace harassment or violence stemming from their gender identity and expression.[iv] Approximately 47 per cent of LGBTQ2+ workers have experienced workplace harassment or violence based on their sexual orientation.
Catalyst, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues, 2018. http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-workplace-issuesRead More
The percentage of sexually harassed girls in the workplace is significantly higher than the figures reported in most studies of working women. Girls who were sexually harassed were less satisfied with their jobs and supervisors, had higher levels of academic withdrawal, and were more apt to miss school than their non-harassed peers. If you are being sexually harassed at work, contact The Northumberland Community Legal Centre for free and confidential assistance and advice at 1-800-850-7882 or (905) 373-4464 (Youth at work: Adolescent Employment and Sexual Harassment Susan Fineran University of Southern Maine, email@example.com James E. Gruber University of Michigan – Dearborn)
Tips from: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/sexual-harassment-employment-fact-sheet Employers operating in Ontario have a legal duty to take steps to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. They must make sure they have poison-free environments that respect human rights. From a human rights perspective, it is not acceptable to ignore sexual harassment, whether or not someone has formally complained or made…Read More
The following Support for Learners payments will now be available:• $200 for each child up to age 12• $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs• NEW: $200 for each eligible student aged 13 through grade 12 (including students over 18 who are in secondary school) The online application portal…Read More