Sexual Harassment as Defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act
The Canadian Human Rights Act gives each of us an equal
opportunity to work and live without being hindered by
It covers federal government departments, agencies and Crown corporations, as well as businesses and industries under federal jurisdiction, such as banks, airlines and railways. All provinces and territories have some form of legislation which prohibits discrimination in their jurisdiction.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission accepts harassment complaints based on 11 grounds: race, colour, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, family status, mental or physical disability, pardoned conviction, and sexual orientation.*
The following section of the Canadian Human Rights Act pertains to harassment: Section 14 Harassment
To view the complete Act and to read more about harassment and discrimination, visit the Canadian Human Rights Commission.