Is it Harassment? A Tool to Guide Employees

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ATTRIBUTES
  • Organizational Culture
  • Workplace Wellbeing and Safety

SOURCE
  • Government of Canada

TYPE OF RESOURCE
  • GGuide

TARGET AREA
  • Employee Support

TARGET UNIT
  • All Employees, Human Resources

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Is it Harassment? A Tool to Guide Employees

Government of Canada
This toolis directed to employees as a starting point to analyze what constitutes harassment and determine if a situation might be workplace harassment. The tool provides a definition of harassment under the Policy on Harassment Prevention and Resolution, identifies where workplace harassment can occur, what criteria constitutes harassment, examples of what does or doesn’t constitute workplace harassment, context questions to frame different situations, and what to do in case of harassment.

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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Support for Trans Employees: A Guide for Employees and Managers

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ATTRIBUTES
  • Capacity Building and Awareness Raising
  • Organizational Culture

SOURCE
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada

TYPE OF RESOURCE
  • GGuide

TARGET AREA
  • Employee Support, Strategy

TARGET UNIT
  • All Employees, Human Resources, Legal

LINK TO RESOURCE

Support for Trans Employees: A Guide for Employees and Managers

Public Services and Procurement Canada
This resource provides guidance for employees and managers on how to provide a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment for transgender and gender variant employees. These guidelines describe the roles and responsibilities of everyone included in the entire transition process, including deputy heads, managers, employees, unions, and human resources.

The guidelines list several considerations that should be deliberated in the process, which include privacy, dress codes, work assignments and duties, informing management and colleagues, and medical assistance. This resource also provides a comprehensive list of terms and definitions, a gender transition template for employees, as well as a sample letter to colleagues from a manger to the employees, and federal legislation related to transgender issues, and other resources.

To learn more, click here.