What is Harassment?
Harassment is a form of discrimination. It involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you. Generally, harassment is a behaviour that persists over time. Serious one-time incidents can also sometimes be considered harassment.
Harassment occurs when someone
- makes unwelcome remarks or jokes about your race, religion, sex, age, disability or any other of the grounds of discrimination;
- threatens or intimidates you because of your race, religion, sex, age, disability or any other of the grounds of discrimination;
- makes unwelcome physical contact with you, such as touching, patting, or pinching.
Examples of Harassment
- A colleague repeatedly makes fun of your hijab
- A manager regularly makes inappropriate comments about your physical appearance
- An employee threatens your safety following a heated discussion
- A supervisor rubs your shoulders despite your repeated objections