Employers are responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all workers, free from harassment or a sexualized work environment.
- What is workplace sexual harassment?
- What are my responsibilities as an employer?
- Investigations manual: A trauma-informed approach to addressing workplace sexual harassment
- Best practices for addressing workplace sexual harassment without a report
- Best practices for receiving & responding to disclosures of workplace sexual harassment
- Template: Policy and Procedures
- Survivor-centered and trauma-informed approaches to workplace sexual harassment investigations
- Sexual harassment in the workplace: Vicarious trauma
- Witnessing sexual harassment in the workplace
Your ability to proceed to an investigation is significantly hindered without a report which details who was sexually harassed in the workplace and when. These reports will often simply identify the harasser with few accompanying details. Other times, the witness will identify themselves but the complainant refuses to report.
Tip sheet for bystanders
Increasingly, employers are offering bystander training for their employees,particularly in labour forces and industries which are typically comprised of men. Bystander training equips you as an employee with the confidence and skills to appropriately respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.