Lawyer Referral Program

Receive 2 hours of FREE consultation with a New Brunswick lawyer.

If you were sexually harassed at work, it is against the law in New Brunswick.

Sometimes reporting workplace sexual harassment can be hard.

The Safer Places NB Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral Program makes it easier. This program provides 2 hours of FREE legal advice about your workplace sexual harassment issue.

Speak to a lawyer and receive:

  • An initial consultation to review your situation
  • Options for what you can do
  • Information about potential outcomes

Breaking Down the Barriers

Call the Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral Program Line or fill out the Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral Program form to enrol. Information you provide will be kept confidential. To qualify, the applicant must:
  • Be 16 years of age or older;
  • Have been sexually harassed at work

Lawyer Referral Line:

This is not a crisis line. If this is an urgent incident, or you are in danger, call 911 or your local police or RCMP.

*You will be asked to leave a voicemail message, and a staff member will return your call within 3 business days.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral Program

Please use the form below to send us your request for 2 hours of free legal advice about workplace sexual harassment. We do our best to respond to emails within 3 business days. All information is kept confidential.

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The Safer Places NB Lawyer Referral Program is administered by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) with the support of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission (NBHRC). We gratefully acknowledge funding for this project from Justice Canada.

When you call 1-888-236-2444, press 3 for the Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral line. Please leave a message with your name, phone number or email, and a general description of the nature of your question or issue. A staff member will be in touch with you within 3 business days to follow up. (Please note that we will leave a voicemail if we can’t reach you by phone. If it’s not safe to leave you a voicemail, please tell us in your message.)

This is not a crisis line. If this is an urgent incident, or you are in danger, call 911 or your local police or RCMP.

Yes, you can send us the required information by filling out and submitting the form below.

PLEIS-NB is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the public understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and to promoting access to the legal system.

A PLEIS-NB staff person will call to discuss the nature of your issue with you. They can provide general information about sexual harassment in the workplace, and some callers may qualify for the Lawyer Referral Program. To qualify, a person must:

  • Be 16 or older;
  • Be employed in New Brunswick; and 
  • Have experienced or be experiencing sexual harassment in their workplace

If you qualify, you will be provided with contact information for a lawyer who has signed up to participate in this program and a voucher for 2 hours of free legal advice. If you decide to meet with a lawyer for 2 hours of free legal advice about workplace sexual harassment, we will gather some basic personal information from you. Any information you share is confidential.

Yes. The PLEIS-NB Program staff member will help you understand your options, including more information about what it may be like to meet with a lawyer. We are here to help give you information so that you can make the right decision for you, and to support your decision.

Every incident of workplace sexual harassment is unique. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and if what happened to you is sexual harassment.

Getting legal advice does not mean you have to take any further legal action; it means discussing your problem with a lawyer and getting advice about what you can do next. Through the Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Referral Program you will receive a voucher for up to 2 hours of free legal advice from a New Brunswick lawyer.

We will provide you with the names of a few lawyers that have been trained to deal with workplace sexual harassment. If you like, you can choose a lawyer you prefer – for example the one that is closest to where you live. Once you contact the lawyer, you may choose to speak to the lawyer in person, by phone, or by video call.

In New Brunswick, under law, an employer cannot punish or discriminate against employees for reporting workplace sexual harassment. If this does happen you can file a complaint or take other legal steps to protect your rights. 

The Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Advice Program is for anyone currently living in New Brunswick, and who has experienced work related sexual harassment.