Maintaining a Harassment Free Workplace Information Booklet

What Will Happen To The Harasser?

Harassment is a serious matter. Consequences depend on the circumstances of each case. If the situation is resolved informally and the harasser stops the behaviour, additional formal action may not be required. If a formal complaint is made and the person has been found guilty of harassment, consequences can range from a reprimand to suspension without pay to dismissal.

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What if the person is found innocent? What happens to the complainant?

If you have made a complaint about harassment and the person is found innocent, you would be disciplined only if you are found to have knowingly made a false accusation. Consequences of making a false accusation may vary from a reprimand to suspension without pay to dismissal. If you are found to have made the complaint in good faith, no action will be taken against you.

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Will this affect your personal file?

If you are disciplined as a result of your behaviour, whether as the harasser or one who has made a false accusation, the disciplinary action will be documented on your personal file.

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How will a complaint be concluded?

As each situation has its own unique circumstances, the Deputy Minister will work with Human Resources to determine appropriate responses and communication.

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Last Review / Update: 2009-11-29

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Overview
What Is Sexual Harassment?
What Is Workplace Harassment?
What Should You Do If You Are Being Harassed?
What To Do If The Behaviour Doesn't Stop After You've Confronted The Harasser?
How Do You Prove You Have Been Harassed?
What Should You Do If Someone Accues You Of Harassment?
What Are Your Responsibilities As A Deputy Minister Regarding Workplace Harassment?
What Are Your Responsibilities As A Supervisor?
What Do You Do If You See Harassment In Your Workplace?
How Are Complaints Investigated?
What If You Are Appointed To Investigate Harassment Complaints?
What Will Happen To The Harasser?
Where Can You Go For Information And Help?
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