What is harassment?
Harassment can be words or actions. For example: jokes, insults or touching.
Harassment upsets people. It might make them angry, afraid or embarrassed.
What to do
- The Commission may be able to help you if you are harassed. The Act only covers harassment that relates to the 13 grounds of discrimination. For example: gender.
- Is someone harassing you? Call the police if you think you are in danger.
My boss is too friendly. He often touches me. I don’t want him to touch me.
My boss also asks me to have drinks with him in a bar. I always say no. He doesn’t ask other employees to go to the bar.
My boss is sexually harassing me. I am very upset.
Many types of harassment
Anna thinks that her boss is sexually harassing her. There are many other types of harassment. For example:
- Maria was harassed because of her ancestry. Read about Maria under “Ancestry” in “13 protected grounds of discrimination.”
- Evelyn was harassed because of her religious beliefs. Read about Evelyn under “Religious beliefs” in “13 protected grounds of discrimination.”
- Raj was harassed because of his race and religion. Read about Raj under “Raj’s story” in “Areas and grounds go together.”