E. Hewitt Law has extensive experience in handling employment matters and workplace issues, with significant emphasis on issues of human rights, workplace harassment, discrimination, bullying and workplace violence.

Bill 168, which became effective on June 15, 2010, amended the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and placed additional emphasis and requirements on employers to effectively address workplace violence, harassment, discrimination and bullying.

Similarly, the Ontario Human Rights Code requires employers to provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

Hewitt Law's principal, Elizabeth Hewitt, has acted in the capacity of an external investigator in relation to various workplace issues and in creating and delivering effective training programs and policies to ensure compliance with OHSA and the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as other federal and provincial legislation.

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