How to report sexual assault and harassment at work
On Wednesday, a new law in British Columbia will make it a criminal offence for an employer to harass, demean, threaten or intimidate a worker or employee of a non-profit organization.
This includes reporting sexual assault.
“We want to make sure that survivors are heard and heard by everyone, so we want to have a conversation about sexual harassment and workplace issues,” said NDP leader Andrew Weaver.
He was joined by other NDP members of Parliament who called for the legislation.
“Sexual harassment is a crime, whether it’s on the job or off the job,” Weaver said.
“This bill is about protecting survivors of sexual harassment.”
It will also help to ensure that organizations have clear processes in place to deal with complaints of sexual assault or harassment.
The NDP’s bill also ensures that all sexual harassment allegations are dealt with swiftly, with the criminal justice system having the final say.
“When you hear a story, you have to think about whether it should be dealt with by the police, the courts, or by a civil court,” said Weaver.
“What’s more important to you is that you hear from survivors and not just the accused.”
The bill will be voted on later this year, and if passed, it will become law on March 6, 2019.
It was signed into law by British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on June 22, 2018.
Read more about sexual assault in BC.
In 2018, the British Columbia government announced that it was introducing a new policy on sexual harassment that will give police the power to investigate and prosecute people who report sexual harassment, even if it is not a crime.
The new policy includes: It will give them the power of arrest if they believe that someone has committed sexual harassment or assault.
It will make them more accountable if they don’t find the person guilty of a crime;