Employers have duty to act before workplace bullying starts: Low

In the final instalment of a two-part series on bullying at work, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low discusses employer obligations and the results of a recent study.

Employers have an obligation to be proactive when it comes to harassment and violence in the workplace, says Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low.

“The employer’s duty is to act before they receive a complaint,” says Low, principal of Ellen Low Employment Law. “There are responsibilities laid out in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) legislation and in human rights legislation.”

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