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Workplace Harassment

CTYS is committed to protecting all employees from harassment, which may occur during the course of their work. Harassment of any kind by co-workers and/or Managers will not be tolerated. 

Definition of Harassment: Engaging in a course of vexatious comment of conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.

Workplace harassment may include bullying, intimidating or offensive jokes or innuendos, displaying or circulating offensive pictures or materials, or offensive or intimidating phone calls.

The Ontario Human Rights Code protects all employees:

  • from harassment on the basis of their citizenship, creed (religion/faith), race, ancestry, place or origin, colour, ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status (including same sex partners), family status or record of offense.
  • from harassment on the basis of sex and to be free from sexual solicitation and reprisals for refusing or rejecting sexual advances.

The Workplace Violence Prevention Policy should be consulted whenever there are concerns about violence in the workplace.