The Canadian Labour Code
Definition of Sexual Harassment
247.1In this Division, sexual harassment means any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature.
Right of Employee
247.2 Every employee is entitled to employment free of sexual harassment.
Responsibility of Employer
247.3 Every employer shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that no employee is subjected to sexual harassment.
Policy Statement by Employer
247.4 (1) Every employer shall, after consulting with the employees or their representatives, if any, issue a policy statement concerning sexual harassment.
(2) The policy statement required by subsection (1) may contain any term consistent with the tenor of this Division the employer considers appropriate but must contain the following:
(a) a definition of sexual harassment that is substantially the same as the definition in section 247.1;
(b) a statement to the effect that every employee is entitled to employment free of sexual harassment;
(c) a statement to the effect that the employer will make every reasonable effort to ensure that no employee is subjected to sexual harassment;
(d) a statement to the effect that the employer will take such disciplinary measures as the employer deems appropriate against any person under the employer’s direction who subjects any employee to sexual harassment;
(e) a statement explaining how complaints of sexual harassment may be brought to the attention of the employer;
(g) a statement informing employees of the discriminatory practices provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act that pertain to rights of persons to seek redress under that Act in respect of sexual harassment.