Sexual Abuse and Harassment Lawyers
We get you compensation when you have been subject to sexual abuse or harassment.
The Supreme Court of Canada has defined sexual harassment as;
“unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that affects the work environment or leads to adverse job related consequences for the victims of the harassment…”
Have you or someone you know been sexually harassed or abused at work or in the regular course of your life?
If so, you should immediately meet with one of our sexual abuse and harassment lawyers to decide which course of action is most appropriate and what steps to take in order to advance your claim or complaint.
You may have a claim available to you for general damages and loss of income and/or coverage of any medical attention you require including psychological intervention.
What is Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of unwelcome conduct of a sexual or gender-related nature including, but not limited to:
- Verbal comments;
- Unreasonable solicitations; and
- Gestures or physical conduct (groping, grabbing, touching, foundling, etc)
As experienced legal practitioners in the areas of civil sexual assault and abuse, work place harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil litigation claims.
It is important to note that employees who are subject to sexual harassment have the option of a human rights claim (HRTO) or a lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has been sexually harassed at work, or by a work colleague while at work or not (physically) at work you should immediately contact one of our experienced lawyers to receive a free legal consultation on your different legal options available.
An action may be available against your employer directly if they failed to take reasonable steps to address/stop such behaviour effectively or permitted it to continue.
Some more regular examples of sexual harassment are;
- asking for sex in exchange for a benefit or a favour
- repeatedly asking for dates, and not taking “no” for an answer
- demanding hugs
- making unnecessary physical contact, including unwanted touching
- using rude or insulting language or making comments toward women (or men, depending on the circumstances)
- calling people sex-specific derogatory names
- making sex-related comments about a person’s physical characteristics
- saying or doing something because you think a person does not conform to sex-role stereotypes
Sexual harassment or abuse may also be consider as posting or sharing pornography, sexual pictures or cartoons, sexually explicit graffiti, or other sexual images (including online).
- making sexual jokes
- bragging about sexual prowess.
Sexual Harassment Learning Enviroments
Teachers and Students in Classroom, High School, College or University
Sexual harassment and abuse at school by a superior or classmate is a serious claim.
Manipulation of power positions for sexual gain is wrong and can have serious long standing psychological effects on minors and young adults alike. It can curtail educational ambitions, and interfere with educational goals and performance.
Common results of such abuse include, skipping classes, underperformance, loss of attention, depression, anxiety, mood swings, social isolation, substance abuse and suicidal ideations.
If the institution become aware of such behaviour but fails to act reasonably, they can also be held liable in an action.
Contact one of our experience lawyers to discuss your options.
The Law for Sexual Abuse and Harassment
It is useful to set out the applicable provisions of the Code:
5(1) Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.
7(2) Every person who is an employee has a right to freedom from harassment in the workplace because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression by his or her employer or agent of the employer or by another employee.
7(3) Every person has a right to be free from;
(a) a sexual solicitation or advance made by a person in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the person where the person making the solicitation or advance knows or ought reasonably to know that it is unwelcome.
- “harassment” means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.
Contact one of our experience lawyers to discuss your options.
Legal Help for Sexual Abuse and Harassment Claims
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Like many other things in life, we look for help from friends, family and listen to what other people have to say. Today with the internet we can look at reviews of what happened to other people in similar situations.
As personal injury lawyers we’re proud of our years of service helping people with their personal injury claims and we invite people to look at our reviews and testimonials before deciding what injury lawyer to help.
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As Toronto personal injury lawyers we help you through the process of getting compensation for your injuries give us a call at 905-597-4878.
When you call us you’ll;
- Speak directly to a personal injury lawyer,
- Work with a team of lawyers, paralegals and medical experts,
- Be assured that you’re in professional and capable hands,
- Free to ask questions about your case and be kept updated, and
- Receive the highest settlement for your injury.
During the review of your case we’ll listen to learn what happened and answer any questions you may have.
We’ll explain to you the process of filing a claim for a Sexual Abuse or Harassment claim and what we will do as lawyers for you, and what will be expected from you.
Your privacy is assured with our firm and after speaking with our lawyers you’ll feel comfortable that you are in trusted good hands.
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