Sexual harassment at work – How CALC can help

Are you facing sexual harassment at work?  You may be experiencing some of these types of behaviours:

  • unnecessary physical contact
  • unwanted touching (hugs, stroking your hair)
  • invading personal space
  • making sex-related comments about your appearance or actions
  • putting you down because of your sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
  • derogatory names
  • homophobic or transphobic comments or jokes
  • sending/sharing pornography or sexual images
  • making or sharing sexual jokes
  • spreading sexual rumours
  • bragging about sexual activity
  • demanding dates or sexual favours

If you are experiencing any of these types of behaviours at your workplace, we can help.

We provide free legal services to workers who are experiencing sexual harassment at their workplace. We can answer questions, give legal advice and, in some cases, represent you at court or tribunal. If we can’t help, we’ll try to refer you to someone who can.

Our sexual harassment project is funded by the Department of Justice.

Legal education for the community

We offer legal information on workplace sexual harassment.  Read more.

CALC has received a federal government grant to provide public legal education on sexual harassment at work to employees, employers and community organizations. Did you know that 52% of women in the Canadian workforce report having experienced sexual harassment at work? This has to change. We are offering virtual and in-person workshops to employees, employers and community organizations. We can design a workshop to meet your needs. We will help you better understand what constitutes sexual harassment, how to best deal with complaints of sexual harassment and what to do if you have been sexually harassed at work.

To book a workshop contact us at 613-966-8686 or fill in our online request a speaker form.

Helping our local community

We work with community partners on issues related to sexual harassment.  Read more.

Improving legal rights

We work to create fairer laws for workers and to ensure the laws are justly enforced. Our priorities are preventing harassment and bullying at work.  Read more.