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What is reprisal?

Reprisal is a situation in which an employee is threatened, disciplined or fired for asking about or trying to enforce a legal right in accordance with applicable employment law legislations.…

What is a hostile/poisoned work environment?

In Ontario, the Human Rights Code (the “Code”) prohibits the creation of a hostile/poisoned work environment. The Code defines this as an environment that has become intolerable in a way…

What are your employer’s obligations in terms of workplace harassment?

In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties for the health and safety of all parties in the workplace. It is important for employers…

What is “workplace harassment”?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act defines workplace harassment as engaging in a course of vexatious comments or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought…

What do I do if I’ve been harassed at work?

Workplace harassment occurs when someone says something or behaves in a way towards another that is known or ought to be known to be unwelcome. Workplace harassment may include offensive…