Common QuestionsI think I was sexually harassed. What can I do?
The law that applies to a sexual harassment complaint varies depending on your situation, such as whether it happened in a workplace or between a landlord and a tenant.
Good starting points include:
- Sexual Harassment, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC), explains the types of sexual harassment prohibited by the BC Human Rights Code and what you can do if someone sexually harasses you.
- Human Rights in BC: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, from the provincial government, provides definition of sexual harassment and tells you how to determine if you have a human rights complaint and where to get help.
- Legal Help Guide for British Columbians - Human Rights Problems, from Nicola Valley Advocacy Centre and Courthouse Libraries BC, offers first steps and resources if you are being discriminated against or sexually harassed.
- Workers’ Compensation, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC), discusses Workers’ Compensation, a government program that pays benefits for workplace injuries, which include mental disorders as the result of sexual harassment.
See our related common questions:
- human rights complaints, sexual harassment, workers compensation, sex discrimination