On October 27, 2015, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters passed the first reading. The Act, also known as Bill 132, has amended provisions that specify employers’ obligations to have a program and a policy to protect employees from workplace harassment. The new law became effective September 8, 2016.
Under the amended law, the definition of “workplace harassment” has been expanded to include workplace sexual harassment. “Workplace sexual harassment” is defined as: