About Workplace Harassment
Workplace harassment occurs when someone in the workplace harasses, alarms or distresses another person with his or her behaviour.
What Is Workplace Harassment
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Workplace harassment occurs when a co-worker, manager or any other person at the workplace (e.g. a customer, contractor or volunteer) harasses, alarms or distresses another person with his or her behaviour. It may also pose a risk to the victim's safety and health.
Forms of harassment include but are not limited to:
- Threatening, abusive or insulting language or non-verbal gestures
- Cyber bullying
- Sexual harassment
Harassment can take place in any setting:
- Outside the office such as on business trips
- On clients' premises
- At any other work-related occasions
It can also happen through:
- Text messaging
- Social media