As part of International Women’s Day, the Manitoba Human Rights commission is calling on all workplaces to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.
The commission says work must still be done to achieve equality for women.
“True equality for women in the workplace is not just directed at hiring, firing, and remuneration. No woman should have to tolerate a work environment in 2018 where she is subjected to unwelcome sexualized behaviour or commentary. And employers must recognize their responsibility to do something about this”, said Chairperson Brenlee Carrington Trepel.
In a six year time frame, the Human Rights Adjudication Panel has recognized the indignity of harassment raising the maximum compensation awarded to a victim of harassment in Manitoba from $4,000 to $20,000 today.
To help support employers address harassment the human rights commission has launched a training program for businesses around identifying harassing behaviour, developing policy and conducting investigations.
For more information visit Manitoba Human Right’s website.