Harassment at Work
Statistics Canada recently released a comprehensive study of harassment in Canadian workplaces based on data from the 2016 census. The study found that 19 percent of women and 13 percent of men experienced some form of harassment at work during the previous year.
According to the study, “workplace harassment refers to objectionable or unwelcome conduct, comments, or actions by an individual, at any event or location related to work, which can reasonably be expected to offend, intimidate, humiliate, or degrade.” It concluded that harassment is associated with lower levels of personal and workplace well-being, particularly when perpetrated by a manager or supervisor.
Here’s a look at some of the study’s findings.