Sexual Harassment

Everyone is entitled to protection from sexual harassment while on the job.

The Canada Labour Code defines sexual harassment as any:

  • conduct
  • comment
  • gesture
  • contact of a sexual nature

likely to cause offence or humiliation or that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment or on any opportunity for training or promotion.

Employers are to post their sexual harassment policy prominently in the workplace.

For general information, please consult Sexual Harassment (Pamphlet 12 - Labour Standards).

For information on filing an individual complaint of sexual harassment, please consult the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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