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Harassment : a prohibited practice | CDPDJ

Harassment

Harassment

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Harassment occurs when a person’s behaviour undermines the dignity and psychological or physical well-being of another person or persons. It can involve offensive, disparaging, hostile or unwanted remarks or behaviour directed at a person or a group of persons. A single serious incident that has a lasting harmful effect on the targeted person may also constitute harassment.

Harassment based on a personal characteristic is considered as discriminatory harassment, which is forbidden by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms This link will redirect you to an external Website in a new window..

For example, it is prohibited to make repeated jokes and remarks about a co-worker’s sexual orientation.

Do you think that you are a victim of harassment?

Check whether you can file a complaint before the Commission by learning about:

Prohibited grounds of harassment

If your case involves:

Areas where harassment is prohibited

What to do in case of harassment?

See the section Defend your rights.

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Did you know?

When harassment occurs in the area of employment, employers can be held responsible for acts committed in the workplace by their staff or third parties such as customers, suppliers or others. They are therefore obligated to intervene quickly to correct the situation.