Workplace Violence Lawyers in Toronto
Workplace violence is defined as the threat or exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker. Are you an employee who has experienced violence or abuse while being at work?
The law provides employees with the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace free from any kind of misbehavior. Employers must have policies in place for preventing such behavior. Employers can be liable if they do not have a violence prevention policy in place, or if they do not take reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring in the workplace.
The law’s definition of “violence at work” also includes domestic abuse that affects the workplace. If an employer becomes aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that domestic violence that is likely to expose a worker to physical injury may occur in the workplace, the employer must take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the worker.
The Ontario government recently created additional obligations for employers related to the prevention of misbehavior in the workplace. The first step for employers is to have a customized violence in the workplace policy in place.
If you need a lawyer who knows workplace laws regarding abuse in the workplace and who will enforce your rights – call Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers at 647-946-1278or contact us online. We are one of the Most Recommended Employment Law Firms in the GTA and have worked with countless individuals to prevent and remedy issues related to violence in the workplace.
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Whitten & Lublin Employment and Labour Lawyers is a nationally recognized team, assisting employees in all aspects of workplace legal disputes. Don’t take a chance with your case. Consult the law firm with a team of proficient employment and labour law lawyers.
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