Bill 132

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:

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.

Additional Resources

  • Employers’ Alert: There are Two Months to Go Before Bill 132 Comes into Effect. Are you Ready?
  • Webcast: Are you ready for Bill 132?
  • Podcast
  • 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

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Upcoming Courses

Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

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Assessing Credibility

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Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

October 25 - 26, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, and Bill 23 in British Columbia, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more important. Join us f...

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Upcoming Courses

Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 12 - 14, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...