Sexual Harassment Policy
Every employer, under section 27 of the Employment Standards Act, must have a sexual harassment policy and communicate the policy to their employees. For further information regarding sexual harassment or to file a complaint, contact the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission at (902) 368-4180.
Below is a sample policy.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY STATEMENT
(NAME OF EMPLOYER)
- "Sexual Harassment" means any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature
- that is likely to cause offense or humiliation to any employee; or
- that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived by that employee as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment or on any opportunity for training or promotion.
- Every employee is entitled to employment free of sexual harassment.
- This employer will make every reasonable effort to ensure that no employee is subjected to sexual harassment.
- This employer will take appropriate disciplinary measures against any person under its direction who subjects an employee to sexual harassment.
- Complaints of sexual harassment may be made to this employer or your supervisor. The supervisor to whom a complaint is made will ensure that it is brought to the attention of this employer.
- This employer will not disclose the identity of a complainant except where disclosure is necessary for the purposes of investigating a complaint or taking disciplinary measures in relation to a complaint.
- Employees are advised that the Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex which has been interpreted as including sexual harassment. Any person alleging discrimination has a right to file a complaint with the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission under that Act.