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Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, an employee is protected from being harassed in the workplace if the harassment is due to the fact that you are part of an identifiable group listed in the legislation. Section 5.(2) of the Ontario Human Rights Code states:

(2) Harassment in employment – Every person who is an employee has a right to freedom from harassment in the workplace by the employer or agent of the employer or by another employee because 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.

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