Workplace Violence Lawyers in Toronto

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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 while being at work?

The law provides employees with the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace free from violence. Employers must have policies in place for preventing violence. 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 violence from occurring in the workplace.

The law’s definition of “workplace violence” also includes domestic violence 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.

Are you an employer who wants to prevent claims of violence in the workplace?

The Ontario government recently created additional obligations for employers related to the prevention of violence in the workplace. Violence in the workplace may arise from a number of predisposing factors such as the nature of the workplace, the type of work, and the conditions of work. The first step for employers is to have a customized workplace violence policy in place.

You want a lawyer who knows workplace violence laws and who will enforce your right to a violence-free workplace – call Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers at 416-640-2667.  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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