The times, they are a changin’

Fox News lawsuit, Ontario’s Bill 132 show sexual harassment no longer tolerated
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/03/2016

On Sept. 6, we learned Fox News will pay US$20 million to Gretchen Carlson, who made allegations she was subjected to sexual harassment.

On Sept. 8, Bill 132 came into force in Ontario, creating new obligations for employers designed to address sexual harassment in the workplace.

What do these two events have in common? They are both indicative of the growing intolerance for workplace sexual harassment, as well as the obligation on the part of employers to take reasonable steps to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace.