Sexual Harassment – Resources and Law for Unions and Workers

Sexual Harassment – Resources and Law for Unions and Workers
May 27, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (SK/CST)

PDT – Vancouver 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

MDT – Edmonton 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

CST – SK 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

CDT – Winnipeg 12 noon-3:00 p.m.

EDT – Toronto 1:00-4:00 p.m.

ADT – Halifax 2:00–5:00 p.m.

NDT – NFLD 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Facilitators / Panelists: Nicole White (Enough Already Saskatchewan), Laura Ross (CUPE Legal Branch), & Chandra Pasma (CUPE Research)

“It is tempting to think Sexual Harassment at work is a thing of the past.” – Sadly, it is not.

Everyone can agree that work should be safe, and so should workplaces! Each year, however, thousands of reports of sexual harassment are filed across Canada, while the lion’s share, 80% of incidents, go unreported.

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that can manifest in many ways – verbal, physical, or visual. It may happen as a single incident, or as a series – but it is always unsolicited and unwelcome.

Join us for this important and informative discussion that will introduce you to the critical topic of sexual harassment. Our panelists will share their expertise with participants in defining the social and legal responsibilities that Employers, Unions, and Employees have to combat and prevent sexual harassment in Canadian workplaces.

Case law and topical findings from across Canada, particularly from within the post-secondary sector, will be considered, so that the path to repair the workplace can be mapped. The immense psychological harm and organizational costs that follow from sexual harassment require that it be understood and tackled by everyone.

The role of the bystander in combatting sexual harassment will also be considered, while best practices, tools, and resources in different regions of Canada will be provided to those attending.

Participants must have access to a computer (or mobile smart device) and an internet connection. Registration is limited to 290 participants.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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This presentation is brought to you by The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Union Education Branch.