What can I do if I am being harassed at work?

3. Find out if you can complain to the Human Rights Tribunal

Any that goes against your human rights is a kind of . This includes harassment because of:

  • your race, colour, ancestry, ethnic origin, citizenship, or where you were born
  • your religious beliefs
  • a physical or mental , including an addiction
  • your sex or gender, including pregnancy
  • your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression
  • your family or marital status 

For this kind of harassment, you can make a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. You can read more about this in What if I’m being harassed at work for reasons that go against my human rights?

You may be able to get help from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

The Centre can help you figure out:

  • whether to make a claim with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • what might help you prove that an employer discriminated against you

The Centre also helps people when they apply to the Tribunal and, in some cases, at the Tribunal.

You can also check out the Centre’s online tool Can We Help You? to see if you might be able to make a claim.

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