Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue and for women in particular. It is against the law. 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.  We also know that workplace sexual harassment is significantly underreported.

  • Workplace sexual harassment can be traumatic. Sexual harassment is a form of gendered violence, and it is an expression of power and control which may make you feel powerless, hurt, uncomfortable, vulnerable, unsafe, angry, or confused.
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The following legal information is intended for people who have experienced workplace sexual harassment, and for supporting colleagues and friends. It explains the law and options available for dealing with workplace sexual harassment.

Last updated March 2021