Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment Can Now Claim Free Legal Services in Canada
The Vancouver Sun has announced the recent approval of a $2.3 million dollar grant by the Canadian Federal Government to the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS).
The CLAS has since launched a new program, “SHARP Workplaces“, which welcomes up to five hours of free, confidential legal advice for victims of sexual harassment and/or assault in the workplace.
What is Workplace Sexual Harassment?
The Canada Labour Code classifies sexual harassment as, “any conduct, comment, gesture, or contact of a sexual nature that is likely to cause offence or humiliation to any employee”.
Any offer related to employee training and/or promotional employment opportunities, based on a “condition of a sexual nature”, is also considered sexual harassment.
Where to Find a Sexual Harassment/Assault Lawyer
If you have experienced workplace sexual harassment and/or assault, know that you are not alone. Hanson & Co is here to help.
Our sexual assault lawyers are determined to bring you expert legal advice and resources to help you recover. We will fight on your behalf to seek justice, and to get the compensation you deserve.
Click here to book your free consultation today.