Ontario Bill 132 – Amendment to the OHSA regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment

Bill 132 amends various existing statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment and domestic violence. For employers, Bill 132 presents important workplace-related changes, by amending the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to require employers to implement specific workplace harassment policies and programs and ensure that incidents and complaints of workplace harassment are appropriately investigated.

Ontario employers will need to instruct their personnel on these changes and create and implement new policies and procedures. These measures must be in place by September 8, 2016.

See attached PDF of Ontario Bill 132 and scroll to Section 4