Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2016 comes into effect on September 8, 2016 for employers, and January 1, 2017 for colleges and universities.
The Act makes various changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). Although Bill 168, which came into effect in 2010, required employers to have workplace harassment and violence policies in place, Bill 132 adds additional requirements for harassment and sexual harassment policies and programs.
If you are an employer, and have not already made plans to bring your organization into compliance, now is the time to do so.
We offer a number of public training sessions that will help you prepare for Bill 132. These sessions include:
- Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & the Report Writing Workshop
- Conducting Sexual Violence and Harassment Investigations
- Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context
Our lawyers have also developed customized training sessions on Bill 132 that we can bring to your workplace. In addition, we can perform a compliance audit for Bill 132 and Bill 168 that will highlight any deficiencies in your workplace harassment policy and program. If the audit reveals deficiencies, we can then help you with respect to those compliance steps.
Please contact us to find out more about these options.
- Employers’ Alert: There are Two Months to Go Before Bill 132 Comes into Effect. Are you Ready?
- Webcast: Are you ready for Bill 132?
- Blog: New Regulation for Colleges and Universities under Bill 132: Some Answers, But More Questions
- Blog: Consent and Bill 132: What changes? Nothing
- Blog: Bill 132: Obligation or Opportunity?
- Blog: Bill 132 in the Post-Secondary Context