Bill 132 – Sexual Harassment

Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, received Royal Assent and will be in effect as of September 8, 2016.

This Bill will amend various existing statutes with respect to sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Most important for employers to note, are the amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act which include an expanded definition of “workplace harassment” to include “workplace sexual harassment.”

Bill 132 also requires the following:

  • a reporting procedure for workers to report an incident to someone other than their supervisor;
  • a procedure on how information will be kept confidential and when it will be disclosed;
  • an investigation procedure for investigating incidents and complaints;
  • a communication procedure for communicating the results of an investigation to the alleged victim and perpetrator;
  • involvement of the Joint Health & Safety Committee.

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