What can I do if I’m being harassed at work?
Question & AnswerWhat can I do if I’m being harassed at work?
Consider talking to your employer
If you tell your employer that you're being harassed, they're supposed to:
- look into it
- take steps to stop the
Ontario's laws say that employers must have a policy on harassment at work. In a workplace that has at least 6 people regularly working there, the policy has to be in writing and posted where it's easy for people to see.
The policy on harassment at work could be on its own or together with another policy on:
- workplace violence
- occupational health and safety
- anti-harassment or anti-discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code
The law also says that your employer is not supposed to punish you if you complain about harassment.
But it can be a good idea to get legal advice before you talk to your employer. After you get legal advice, you'll have a better idea of what can happen and what your options are.