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International Labor and Employment Law

Ontario’s Sexual Harassment Protections Passed

flag for CanadaPosted in Canada, Discrimination

Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act was passed and received Royal Assent on March 8, 2016. The Act will go into effect in six months on September 8, 2016. The Act creates new duties for employers to prevent and investigate sexual harassment in the workplace. To fully review the changes coming in the next six months, see our blog post from last month (here). Employers should be aware of these new requirements and should reach out to counsel to ensure that they are in compliance.