When Bill 132, formally titled Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), came into force in the Fall of 2016, there was a lot of discussion about the ramifications and new obligations faced by employers. While there was already a recognition of the need to prevent and investigate harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace, this piece of legislation went further than any previous legislation had. It imposed specific requirements for the wording of policies, and also created an absolute obligation to investigate incidents of harassment, even in the absence of a complaint. Furthermore, the legislation provided that a failure to investigate properly would result in an order from the Ministry of Labour that an investigation be carried out by a third party, at the employer’s expense.
There are still more questions than answers, including whether investigation reports must be filed with the Ministry, when the Ministry will find that an investigation was insufficient, how they will choose a neutral investigator. Stuart will discuss the case law and best practices that have developed over the past year or so, and how you can minimize your organization’s risks.
Cost: FREE * for the first 150 HRPA Members who register. Thereafter, the cost of this event is $30.00; $45.00 for non-HRPA Members and Guests.
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