Harassment at Work
Workplace harassment and discrimination is illegal. All employees have the right to work in an environment free of unwanted physical or verbal behaviour, including bullying, humiliation or offensive comments.
Harassment at work is never okay, and the law prevents employers from engaging in or condoning behaviour that amounts to discrimination or harassment. Similarly, employers and their supervisors cannot subject employees to a hostile work environment based on prohibited factors such as race, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap, or other protected class. Employees have the right to complain about discrimination and/or harassment, and are protected from retaliation as a result of their complaints.
Notably, not all forms of behaviour or comments in the workplace are illegal. However, if an employee believes they are being harassed because of their age, sex, disability or other personal characteristic, or if their complaints have been ignored by their employer, it may be necessary to talk to an employment lawyer.
We are workplace harassment lawyers that help you understand your rights, discuss your options, and help you figure out what to do next to end illegal workplace harassment. Our initial consultations are confidential and may be done by telephone or in-person.