What constitutes sexual or other forms of harassment?
- Sexist remarks, jokes, innuendoes or taunting about a person's body, appearance;
- Leering, ogling or other sexually oriented gestures;
- Unwanted sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
- Displaying of pornographic or other sexually offensive or derogatory pictures or material;
- Unwanted pressure for sexual favors;
- Unwelcome sexual advances or bodily conduct;
- Persistent and unwelcome invitations;
- Inappropriate touching and sexual assault.
Contacts & Support Services
- Employees should report instances of possible sexual harassment or gender discrimination to the Gender Equality Officer or one of the other above mentioned support services.
- If you witness sexual harassment you may address the victim and if appropriate, give reference to the above mentioned support services.
- A Sexual Harassment Complaint Process describing the steps to be followed for reporting and handling complaints has not yet been established. Because sexual harassment and gender discrimination may involve a wide range of behaviors, the way in which a given case is best handled will vary.
- The highest possible degree of confidentiality shall be maintained regarding all allegations, inquiries and investigations and all persons involved.
- No action will be taken without the permission of the victim.
For more information, contact the Working Group against Sexual Harassment at the Gender Equality Office