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

Workplace Bystander Intervention Training

March 07, in Toronto. In this half-day session, participants will learn about the importance of bystanders in creating healthy and inclusive workplaces along with the underlying workplace dynamics that keep victims from speaking up and making complaints about harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace. In a...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 10 - 12, 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 24 - 26, in Calgary. 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

April 24 - 25, in Winnipeg. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

April 27, in Calgary. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Upcoming Courses

Investigating Complex Cases

May 02, in Toronto. What Do I Do Now? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks during an investigation? Or have you ever known that you have to do some form of investigation, but the traditional model doesn’t seem to suit?  Then this course is for you. We look at some unusual starting points for investigations, as ...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

May 17, in Toronto. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

May 30 - 31, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

June 05 - 07, in Burnaby. 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

June 08, in Burnaby. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

June 13 - 14, in Calgary. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Assessments

June 20, in Toronto. Have you ever wondered how you can address issues in the workplace before a formal complaint has been made? Do you struggle to connect with and gather information from your employees about their concerns? Are you interested in a proactive approach to identifying the root cause of conflicts and issue...

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Upcoming Courses

Respect, Diversity and Change in the Workplace Series

June 26, in Toronto. Workforces are becoming far more diverse and employees are not only highly knowledgeable about their rights in the workplace, they expect respect and civility from their colleagues. Employers can feel overwhelmed by these new expectations. Can you still make “off colour” jokes at work? What happ...

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Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

September 25, in Toronto. How Do I Get the Best Evidence? This course is for you if you strive to be a more effective interviewer in your workplace investigations.  After exploring many of the investigative interview techniques currently being utilized, participants will be provided with an interview model best suited to co...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

October 02 - 04, 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Assessing Credibility

October 16, in Toronto. Who Do I Believe? This course has been designed for anyone who has ever investigated a set of allegations and struggled to make a finding at the end. Perhaps it is one person’s word against another, or maybe you just don’t have the confidence to feel you can decide who is lying and who is [&hell...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

October 23 - 25, in Calgary. 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

October 26, in Calgary. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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The ABCs of Investigation Techniques for Schools and School Boards

November 01, in Toronto. Do your workplace investigations measure up? Internal investigators in the education sector are often confronted with sensitive and complex complaints that run the risk of becoming highly politicized and public. If confronted by a complaint involving multiple unions, students and parents, or teacher...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

November 06 - 08, in Ottawa . 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...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

November 13 - 14, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

November 27 - 28, in Burnaby. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

November 29, in Burnaby. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

December 04, in Toronto. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 11 - 13, 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...