March 6: Action Plan to Address Sexual Violence and Harassment Announced

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The government released an action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment in the province, including its workplaces. The plan says the government will, among other things:

  • Amend the OHS Act to include a definition of sexual harassment, set out explicit requirements for employers to investigate and address workplace harassment and require employers to make every reasonable effort to protect workers from harassment
  • Create a new Code of Practice that will describe steps employers can take to comply with the law
  • Establish a special enforcement team of inspectors trained to address complaints of workplace harassment and enforce the Act’s harassment provisions
  • Develop educational materials to help employers create a safer workplace, free of harassment.