Written wholly by Doug Macleod Employment and labour lawyer at MacLeod Law on First Reference Talks
Despite a number of legislative initiatives that are intended to reduce and ultimately eliminate sexual harassment in society, sexual harassment continues to be a problem in Ontario’s workplaces.
One of the more nuanced areas of sexual harassment law is what kind of language a male can direct towards a woman in the workplace. Sometimes there is a fine line between complimenting a female co-worker and sexually harassing her.
An occasional non-sexualized compliment is usually not a problem but a comment of a sexual nature . . . [more]