Sexual harassment at work – More legal information for workers

Tip sheets

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.

See this flowchart about your options following a workplace sexual harassment incident (from the SHAPE project).
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)
View our Infographic on What do Do
View the 5 D’s to Bystander Intervention.  See the Bystander Guide at

Watch our video below or download a PDF:

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More sources of legal information

SHAPE website

Visit to learn more about sexual harassment in the workplace and where to get help in your area.

Ministry of Labour

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has information on rules about sexual harassment, harassment and discrimination.  They also have a page on Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment.

Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission also has a page on sexual harassment and a sexual harassment in employment fact sheet.

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).

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