What is Bill 168?
Bill 168 is an Act to amend Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act
related to workplace violence and harassment
When did the legislation come into effect?
Five years ago on June 15, 2010
What kind of obligation does it impose on employers?
It places an explicit obligation on employers to take steps to protect their employees from workplace violence and harassment, including the threat of domestic violence within the workplace.
Which real-world cases influenced the creation of Bill 168?
Two tragic cases of workplace violence and harassment were referenced in the creation of this legislation.
How did the legislation expand the definitions for workplace violence and harassment?
Bill 168 expanded the definitions of workplace violence (to include the threat of violence) and workplace harassment (removing the need to link a claim to a protected ground).
What are some of the more controversial elements of the legislation for employers?
What Must Employers Do To Comply?
If you have any questions about Bill 168, need help in assessing your risk in relation to workplace violence or harassment, would like an external third party to investigate an employee complaint, or are concerned you may not be compliant with the legislation, please contact Anna Aceto-Guerin at email@example.com or (519) 624-0800.
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