Is it Harassment? A Tool to Guide Employees
Where can workplace harassment occur?
- On business trips
- At a conference where the attendance is sponsored by the employer
- At employer-sponsored training activities
- At employer-sponsored events, including social events
Some examples of what constitutes harassment:
- Making rude, degrading or offensive remarks
- Unwanted sexual advances which may or may not be accompanied by threats
- Destabilizing the person by making fun of his or her beliefs, values, political and/or religious choices, and mocking his or her weak points
Some examples of what does not constitute harassment:
- Normal exercise of management’s right to manage such as the day-to-day management operations, performance at work or absenteeism, etc.
- Workplace conflict in itself does not constitute harassment but could turn into it
- Difficult conditions of employment, professional constraints, and organizational changes
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