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.
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.
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.
As each situation has its own unique circumstances, the Deputy Minister will work with Human Resources to determine appropriate responses and communication.
Last Review / Update: 2009-11-29