THE JUDICIAL RESPONSE TO NON-SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS
AbstractHarassment of certain kinds is dealt with by the Criminal Code and by federal and provincial legislation designed to provide protection for an individual's human rights. What is not as clear is whether, outside the remedies given by these statutes, there is a civil right of action,part of the law of torts, for harassment. The purpose of this essay is to examine the possibility of recognising an action in tort at common law for non-sexual harassment, and to consider, what should be its nature and scope.
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