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Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law

Category | Workplace Harassment    Posted by SafetyON | May 30, 2017
It is an individual's right to be allowed a safe and healthy environment to work in.   The Occupational Health and Safety Act issued by the government of Ontario provides a clear set of workplace duties and responsibilities that all employers, supervisors and even employees must exercise to prevent violence and harassment of any kind in every workplace. In both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the OHSA, violence is defined as the use of physical force, while harassment is described as any…

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