• Bill 168: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace -- Is Your Company Ready to Be Compliant?
  • December 28, 2009
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Toronto Office
  • Bill 168 received Royal Assent on December 15, 2009. Accordingly, employers now have until June 15, 2010 to become compliant with the new changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). The amendments to the OHSA impose new duties on employers to address violence and harassment in the workplace in the form of policies, programs, risk assessments, and the provision of information to workers where a person has a history of violence. For those of you who have been following the developments of the Bill, the primary change made after its final reading was the removal of a duty to investigate, deal with and report threats of workplace violence.