Harassment in the Workplace
Harassment can occur in the context of any relationship, the more common being employee-employee, employee-student, student-employee, student-student, employer-employee. Harassment is a form of discrimination and involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates. Verbal behaviour may include engaging in a course of derogatory or vexatious comments (irritating, provoking, disturbing, tormenting, troubling) or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome and serving only to cause annoyance to the victim.
The Pembina Trails School Division affirms its commitment to maintain a learning and working environment free from harassment. The principle of dignified treatment is a fundamental one and the division does not and will not condone any improper behaviour on the part of its employees or students which would jeopardize the safety and well-being of its students or its employees, or undermine learning or work relationships and productivity.
It is the responsibility of all members of the Pembina Trails School Division school community (employee, student, volunteer, parent and trustee) to build an environment of trust and mutual respect which protects the rights of each individual to be free from harassment.
For more information on Pembina Trails procedures for dealing with harassment in the workplace, please follow the links below.