When it comes to a big organization like the GWC Valve company, recognizing that their may be harassment in the workplace is crucial for an employer or supervisor. As an employer or supervisor, if ever you notice signs of harassment to either an employee to employee or a superior to another employee, you must speak up and file a complaint against that person for harassment. If ever something were to happen and you had noticed signs of it yet never reported it, you as a witness can get yourself into some serious lawsuits. Harassment is any unwelcome behavior that demeans, humiliates, or embarrasses a person and that a reasonable person should have known would be very unwelcoming and uncomfortable for that person. There is also sexual harassment which is the type that has attracted the most attention in the workplace since sexual harassment is offensive or humiliating behavior that is related to a person’s sex, as well as behavior of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, unwelcome, hostile, or offensive work environment that may put sexual conditions on a person’s job or employment opportunities.
Canadian Human Rights Commission made up a list of different examples of harassment which include any unwelcome remarks, jokes, slurs, taunts or suggestions about a person’s body, clothing, race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, pardoned conviction, or other personal characteristics. Any unwelcome sexual remarks, requests or invitations, unwanted contact after the relationship has ended, display of sexually explicit, sexist, racist, or other offensive derogatory material, written or verbal abuse or threats, practical jokes that embarrass or insult someone, leering, unwelcome physical contact such as patting, touching, hitting, patronizing or condescending behavior, humiliating an employee in front of co-workers, abuse of authority, vandalism of personal property and physical or sexual assault.