Sexual harassment at work – More legal information for workers
Read our tip sheet on sexual harassment in the workplace for what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work.
Visit our FAQ page.
|Read the brochure “Workplace sexual harassment makes work unsafe: What you need to know, What you can do” from the Ontario Community Legal Clinics Coordinated Advice Project on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (funded by the Department of Justice Canada)|
Watch our video below or download a PDF:
More sources of legal information
Ministry of Labour
Ontario Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre has a frequently asked questions page about sexual harassment and pursuing a claim at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Government of Canada
Read Employment and Social Development Canada’s 2017 report: Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace Public Consultations – What We Heard.
Government of Ontario
Visit the Ontario Government website for their guide: Understand the Law on Workplace Violence and Harassment (which can be downloaded as a PDF). This guide explains what every worker, supervisor, employer and constructor needs to know about workplace violence and workplace harassment requirements in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
- The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) website has information on Sexual Harassment at Work: What Can I Do About It?
- The Canadian Women’s Foundation has a page on The Facts About Sexual Assault and Harassment.
- The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children – from the University of Western Ontario, see their projects and resources and subscribe to their mailing list
- Kids Help Phone, for youth, has a page on Sexual Harassment: What it is and How to Cope.
- Statistics Canada has the survey: Gender-based violence and unwanted sexual behaviour in Canada, 2018: Initial findings from the Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces which includes the infographic, Inappropriate Sexual or Harassing Behaviours in Canada, 2018.
- Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) has a Workplace Violence and Harassment Compliance Checklist which will help workers determine whether their employers have fulfilled the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. They also have more workplace violence resources on their website.
- Western Learning Network – a valuable source of evidence-based resources for individuals, service providers and organizations working to end violence against women and other forms of gender based violence – the have many infographics, including Places Where Sexual Harassment Occurs and Sexual Harassment Myths