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Sexual harassment now covered under OHSA

The Ontario government recently enacted the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015 (Bill 132). Such enactment not only makes sexual harassment in the workplace a health and safety issue, but also creates additional employer obligations to address and prevent incidents of workplace harassment.

Dress code dilemmas: Can management prevent me from wearing jeans to work?

Dealing with popular fashion choices has led many an employer to unilaterally impose a dress code. Jeans recently formed the subject of a dress code battle in one of last year’s Labour Relations Code arbitration decision. (In PDF)

Q: I am an Ontario employer who has employees off on maternity leave. Are employees on maternity leave entitled to general pay increases, even though they are not at work but would receive it when they return?

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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