Preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment is a responsibility that is shared by everyone in the workplace.
Employers in federally regulated workplaces must also ensure that the health and safety of their workers is protected. They must take measures to prevent and protect against harassment and violence in the work place, respond to occurrences of harassment and violence in the work place and offer support to employees affected by harassment and violence in the work place.
Workers in federally regulated workplaces must also take all reasonable care to protect their own and other workers’ health and safety. Workers also have a duty to inform their employer about any situation that is likely to be hazardous to their health or safety or that of others in the workplace.
Workers need to keep these responsibilities in mind and make sure they are not passively participating in harassment by going along with the inappropriate behaviour of others in the workplace.
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