Sexual harassment in the workplace: Why should I care and what can I do about it?
It is shocking that 52% of women in the Canadian workforce report having experienced sexual harassment at some time during their career and 75% of them failed to report the incident to their employers according to a recent Angus Reid survey! Of those who reported an incident of sexual harassment, only 10% were satisfied by the response they received from their employers.
Clearly, a lot of work needs to be done to educate employees and employers about sexual harassment in the workplace – both how to prevent it from happening and what to do if it does.
The Legal Clinic is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the federal Department of Justice for the next 5 years to provide public legal education to employers and employees about how to deal with workplace sexual harassment. We will eventually also be providing legal services to victims of sexual harassment.
The Legal Clinic has already received a positive response to our free educational seminars about sexual harassment in the workplace from the Brockville Chamber of Commerce, Frontenac Law Association, Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Career Academy.
Upcoming seminars on workplace sexual harassment are being held:
- December 6th, 2019 for staff at the Brockville Career and Education Centre
- December 13th, 2019 for employers at the KEYS centre in Kingston.
If you would like more information about the project or would like to attend or host a seminar, please call Anne-Marie Langan at 613-264-7153 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also check this site for details of upcoming seminars and workshops.