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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment, in the realm of HR, refers to unwelcome and offensive behavior of a sexual nature that occurs in the workplace, creating a hostile or intimidating environment. HR professionals play a critical role in preventing, addressing, and resolving instances of sexual harassment. This includes establishing clear policies, providing training, and fostering a culture that encourages employees to report incidents. HR’s responsibility involves conducting impartial investigations, taking appropriate corrective actions, and supporting victims. Preventing and addressing sexual harassment is not only a legal obligation but also essential for maintaining a respectful, inclusive, and safe work environment, as well as safeguarding the well-being and dignity of all employees.

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Sexual Harassment Policy

This Model Policy is based on templates from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and WorkSafeBC, but HR managers in any part of the country may adapt this Model Policy for use at their own workplace.

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