Worker resources

You have the right to:

  • Be free of unwanted sexual comments, behaviour and touching.
  • Be treated equally regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Be free of threats, violence and stalking.
  • Refuse unsafe work, including within a sexualized work environment.

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Tip sheet for bystanders

You have just observed one co-worker sexually harass another co-worker. If you do not feel comfortable speaking directly to the harasser, consider reporting the behaviour to a supervisor. At the very least, you should inform the person who was targeted that you overheard the remark and ask if you can help in any way.

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Tip sheet for human resources & employees

Sexual harassment in the workplace has the potential not only to harm and traumatize those who are targeted by harassers but it can also erode the feeling of overall safety in the workplace.

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Tip sheet for peers and coworkers

Every employee should be informed as to the limits of confidentiality when disclosing workplace sexual harassment, as per applicable federal and provincial laws. Remind your peer or co-worker of the limits on what you can keep confidential and what information you are obligated to report.

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This guide intended to provide a brief overview of the legal options available to people who have experienced workplace sexual harassment. It is not legal advice, and should be used for informational purposes only.

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