Harassment at Work

Harassment or Discrimination at Work

Generally speaking, employers have an obligation to protect its employees from workplace harassment.


Seeking legal representation requires serious consideration but when you’re a victim of harassment or discrimination at work, it helps to seek legal advice to determine and assess your options.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • unwelcome remarks or jokes;
  • threats or intimidation; or
  • unwelcome physical contact,

within the workplace on a prohibited ground as set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code or the Canadian Human Rights Code, depending upon whether the employer is provincially or federally regulated. Harassment may occur over a period of time, or sometimes, it may be a one-time incident, depending on the circumstances. 


Discrimination includes an action, omission or decision that treats a person or group differently on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended.

Employers are responsible for providing an environment that is harassment and discrimination free. It is the employer’s responsibility to take action to address harassment and discrimination complaints.

If you are or have been subjected to workplace harassment or discrimination, feel free to call Jagtoo & Jagtoo, Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries at 416-282-6490 to book an appointment to meet and speak with one of our Toronto employment lawyers.

Jagtoo & Jagtoo is a boutique law firm practicing in the area of employment law. If you need legal advice with respect to workplace issues, our Toronto employment lawyers have the experience to provide legal advice with care and compassion.

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