Employers have a legal obligation to provide workers with a safe and healthy environment. In Ontario, specific laws require employers to prevent and address sexual harassment. Whether you are male or female, if you are experiencing harassment of a sexual nature, De Bousquet PC can provide you with advice and representation.
You Have The Right To A Harassment-Free Workplace
Sexual harassment can be subtle or outright. It can occur due to an individual’s sex, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. It is unwelcome and can take such forms as:
- Sexual solicitations
- Unwelcome physical contact
- Sexually charged jokes
- Offensive gestures
- Sexual assault
Employers have a legal duty to implement policies to prevent, investigate and address sexual harassment. If they fail to do so on your behalf, you can fight to hold them accountable and claim compensation — especially if you feel forced to leave work because of the harassment.
You Need Not Fight Harassment Alone
If you feel you are a victim, you may be unsure how to proceed. Hard evidence may be difficult to pinpoint. Your colleagues and employers may interpret situations subjectively or dismiss your concerns altogether. Fear of reprisals and retaliation may cause you to tolerate the unwelcome treatment, but this may lead to an uncomfortable or even hostile work environment.
If you believe you are a victim of sexual harassment, our lawyers can analyze your case and provide you with clarity and support. We know the laws and use incisive factual analysis in each case-by-case assessment. We can then devise a legal strategy to address the violations and protect rights that are guaranteed to you by law.
Get The Legal Help You Need
Our reputable employment lawyers in Toronto are ready to hear your side. Come in, discuss your concerns and get answers to your questions. We can help you make an informed decision on how to proceed. Call us at your convenience, even after hours. Our office in Etobicoke is open for your convenience between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Reach us at 416-616-5628 or email us by filling in our site’s online form.