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The workplace is a far different place than it was even 5 years ago. Employers are now required by law to have Workplace Harassment policies and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“the OSHA”) mandates how and what an employer must do when they receive a complaint of workplace harassment.
What exactly is workplace harassment? Workplace harassment is defined as a course of vexatious comment or conduct which is known or ought to reasonably be known to be unwelcome. This includes workplace sexual harassment. Such conduct includes but is not limited to offensive comments or jokes, bullying or aggressive behavior, and conduct that is demeaning or humiliating to an employee in the workplace. What is not workplace harassment? Generally stated, the reasonable application of management’s rights to conduct its business and manage employees is not workplace harassment.
Sometimes, it is not always clear when the actions of an employer crosses the line from “reasonable” management conduct to workplace harassment. That will depend on the facts and circumstances of each particular case. In such circumstances, it is best to seek the advice of experienced legal counsel who can provide an opinion as to whether the conduct constitutes harassment and, if so, what recourse may be available to have this issue adequately addressed or compensated by the employer.
Marvin A. Gorodensky Professional Corporation lawyers can provide assistance in protecting your legal rights if you believe that you have been subjected to harassment by your coworkers, supervisors, manager, employer, or anyone else in the workplace.