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Mississauga employment lawyer helps protect employees from discrimination and harassment

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A healthy workplace benefits both the employee and the business. Employees work best and attain their highest abilities in a safe and protected environment. However, not all workplaces are free from harassment or discrimination and it is important for employees to understand their employment rights and legal protections. Gary Bennett of GAB Law Firm in Mississauga has helped countless employees and businesses who are experiencing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

What is workplace harassment?

Workplace harassment can generally be described as improper and unwanted conduct directed to an employee. It can include acts, comments, or other displays that demean, belittle, or cause a person to feel embarrassed and humiliated. It includes, but is not limited to, harassment of employees protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. Workplace harassment can occur in the office, on travel, at training activities, or at employer-sponsored social activities.

In most cases, harassment involves several actions over time but it can also arise from one severe incident. Harassment complaints must be made within 12 months of the last act to receive protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Examples of harassment include:

  • Yelling, threatening, or interrupting an individual to prevent him from expressing himself
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Making rude or degrading remarks

What is discrimination?

Discrimination occurs when an employee, or group of employees, is treated differently or negatively because of their gender, ethnicity, colour, religion, age, disability, gender, medical condition, or other protected classes. Discrimination can occur in several ways, including:

  • Recruiting and hiring employees
  • Salary, benefits, and other terms of employment
  • Determining which employees are promoted, transferred, or dismissed
  • Disciplinary action

Both employers and employees have responsibilities to protect themselves and others from discrimination. Businesses must set the tone for a discrimination-free work environment with proper policies. Employees are expected to refrain from inappropriate behavior and report incidents.

For more information about harassment or discrimination, call GAB Law Firm at (365) 800-2090.

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Testimonials

Saad M. "I reached out to Mr. Bennett for career mentoring, to which I received passionate mentor-ship with no self-interest of his own, but rather a commitment and a desire to see young legal-professionals grow. My experience with Mr. Bennett has led me to conclude that he is very knowledgeable and a master of his craft, willing to go above and beyond to assist those in need."
JZW "I met Gary by chance when I just planned to start my own practice. During the year, what Gary offers me is more than a mentor can do, real supports as a friend indeed, precious and knowledgeable legal advices and sharing experience in legal practice. And most importantly, he is a such nice and friendly lawyer and you will never regret to meet him. Highly recommend!"
Sherilshops "Knowledgeable, Professional, Empathetic. If you are looking for an experienced professional that listens to your concerns and has the knowledge and the ability to get results this is the Law Firm that you need. I would highly recommend them."
Chris C. "GAB Law Firm is the benchmark for other employment lawyers. The team is very knowledgeable in their area of expertise and they were empathetic to our situation. Gary was able to help us during a tough time and became our voice against a large company that was trying to intimidate and take advantage of us. I would recommend contacting GAB Law Firm 10 times out of 10!"
Abraham L. "I have had a working relationship with Gary Bennett for over 10 years. During that time he has helped me navigate the pitfalls of employment and staff with sound advice and services. While working with a lawyer can often feel daunting, and the legal system overwhelming, Gary Bennett and his staff at GAB have always taken a very personal approach helping me get through legal challenges that all business owners encounter. Gary and the team at GAB have always come through and I consider them an essential part of my business team."
Vanessa K. "Gary is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He is very helpful and extremely professional. Definitely would recommend Gary to anyone in need of his services."