Free Legal Advice for Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment


CBC Information Morning Interview about LISNS' Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Advice Program

On November 17, 2020, Allison Smith, Coordinator of the Workplace Sexual Harassment Project, was delighted to be interviewed by Portia Clark on CBC Information Morning. In the interview, Allison speaks about the launch of this program, the harms of workplace sexual harassment, and our program's essential role in ensuring that victims of workplace sexual harassment across Nova Scotia are able to access legal help as they navigate their experience. Click here, to listen to the segment.

Free Legal Advice for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Complainants

Have you experienced sexual harassment in your workplace?

Sexual harassment at work is a harmful experience, but it is unfortunately quite common. In Canada, workplace sexual harassment is against the law. Workplace sexual harassment takes away your human right to enjoy a safe workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination. 

In Nova Scotia, more than one-third of women have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at work, which is about twice as common as for men. Women who are racialized, or are new to Canada, or who have a disability are even more likely to face sexual harassment at work. Though statistics have not been collected, we also know that rates of workplace sexual harassment for trans and non-binary people are high. The most frequently reported unwanted behaviour is inappropriate sexual jokes, though there are many different behaviours that can be considered sexual harassment under the law.

Online Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Training

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5 year Justice Canada funded project in partnership with the NS Human Rights Commission

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is a non-profit charity that gives you free information about the law and your rights and responsibilities. The Government of Canada, through the Department of Justice, graciously funds the pdf Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Advice Program (204 KB) .

Information Bookmarks

We have developed these bookmarks to promote the program and free SHWP legal advice service