Parent Handbook

28 A) Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, demeaning comments, including comments pertaining to a persons dress, accent or other cultural differences, or intimidating acts that are based on an individual’s protected status and/or B) Written or graphic material (whether by printed or electronic media) circulated within or posted within the workplace that shows hostility toward or is demeaning to an individual or group because of his or her protected status. Reprisals This policy strictly prohibits reprisals against an employee because s/he has brought forward a concern or has provided information regarding a concern under this policy. Any employee who commits or threatens reprisal against another employee for following this, or at Centre’s policies in good faith, may be subjected to discipline, up to and including dismissal for cause. Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is a particular form of harassment and is defined as: a) Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, where the course of comment or conduct is known or ought reasonable to be known to be unwelcome, or b) Making a sexual solicitation or advance where the person making the solicitation or advance is in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the worker and the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the solicitation or advance is unwelcome; This definition of sexual harassment does not include an occasional or casual compliment or remark, nor normal exercise of supervisory responsibility, including direction, counseling and discipline when necessary. Whatever form it takes, sexual harassment is a disruptive element that undermines the integrity of the work relationship and threatens the well-being, dignity, self-esteem and performance of the individual. Harassment may occur to men or women. Workplace Violence Workplace Violence means: a) the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker; b) an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker; c) a statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker.