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General Harassment

What is harassment?

Harassment is any behaviour, whether physical, verbal, written, or otherwise, that is unwanted and unwelcomed and may offend or humiliate an individual. Harassment can be discrimination or abuse of various types. Often, harassment persists beyond the first incident and happens on multiple occasions. One time incidents may also be considered harassment.

If not properly addressed, harassment can lead to anxiety, stress, nervousness, and depression. It can also lead to violent situations and physical confrontations.

A note on workplace harassment

Workplace harassment affects everyone in the workplace. If left unchecked it can create poisoned workplaces that cause stress and anxiety to everyone. This may cause delays in work completion and can take some places of work a lot of time to recover from.

Everyone has a duty to prevent workplace harassment. Through education and training, everyone can prevent and stop workplace harassment from occurring in their workplace.