Workplace sexual harassment is defined and addressed in a number of laws and policies. Understanding the common elements of workplace sexual harassment and the options available to deal with it is important for addressing this all too common issue.
This site has detailed information about how workplace sexual harassment is defined and addressed under various laws including occupational health and safety laws, human rights laws and criminal laws. This section provides an overview of the remedies available in different situations as well as a look at the elements of workplace sexual harassment.
Although the information on this site is directed towards workers who have experienced sexual harassment, employers can also experience workplace sexual harassment. Many of the options for dealing with workplace sexual harassment discussed could also be used by employers. For example employers have the same human rights as employees and workers have a duty to not harass anyone in the workplace, including an employer.
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