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 reasonably to be known is unwelcome. The definition of workplace harassment includes sexual harassment, psychological harassment, and physical harassment. Further, the definition of workplace harassment is broad enough to include all types of harassment prohibited under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Examples of workplace harassment can include (but are not limited to):
- Making remarks, jokes, or innuendos that demean, ridicule, intimidate, or offend;
- Displaying or circulating offensive pictures or materials in print or electronic form;
- Repeated offensive or intimidating communications; or
- Sexual harassment.
If you believe you have been a victim of workplace harassment and you are looking to obtain legal advice, please contact Toronto employment lawyers Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.