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Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Workplace Violence

The impact of harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace violence can be devastating to an individual’s career and personal life. The right of employees to work in a safe and healthy workplace free of harassment, sexual harassment and violence is enshrined in law. Individuals have multiple fora in which they may pursue a claim relating to harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace violence. Workplace violence is defined as the threat or exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker. Workplace harassment is defined as engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker, in a workplace – behaviour that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome. Pinto Wray James LLP takes pride in having established a reputation as a leader in dealing with the rights of employees in harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace violence matters. Our lawyers have accumulated years of experience dealing with complex cases in this evolving area of law and are at the cutting edge of all new developments. Pinto Wray James LLP offers our clients industry-leading expertise and knowledge in the form of accurate and strategic advice formulated to achieve the best results for our clients.

The lawyers at Pinto Wray James LLP provide advice and representation to both employees and employers; bringing or resolving claims involving harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace violence.

Bill 168, dealing with the workplace violence and harassment amendments to the OHSA, was implemented in 2009 by the Ontario government and created additional rights and obligations for employers and employees in the workplace. In particular, the law requires employers to have policy and procedures in place to deal with workplace violence and harassment. The lawyers at Pinto Wray James LLP provide our clients with expert legal guidance, and strong representation to achieve their goals.

We invite you to contact one of our experienced workplace lawyers to discuss your needs today.

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