This resource provides an overview of several provincial and federal occupational, health, and safety laws, human rights laws, employment standards laws, and criminal laws. It also details the importance of understanding business and financial liability risks, complaint mechanisms and systems, as well as the roles of perpetrators, victims, and employers. Canadian law firm McInnis Cooper has created a five-step risk mitigation plan to help employers minimize the growing legal, financial liability, and business risks of workplace sexual harassment. These steps include:
- Admit that sexual harassment can happen in any workplace.
- Make it a (high priority) corporate governance matter – the risks warrant it.
- Assess your current situation – and the current sexual harassment and violence risks.
- If you have a workplace sexual harassment policy, review and revisit it; if you don’t, develop and implement one now.
- Document everything and maintain the records (for a long time).
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