Common Questions

I think I was sexually harassed. What can I do?
Last reviewed in December 2018 by the Clicklaw Editors

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can happen to any gender or between members of the same sex.

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:

Need more help?

  • BC Human Rights Clinic: The BCHRC can provide you with information on what protections are provided in the BC Human Rights Code and help you determine if your issue or concern falls under Code provisions. They can also offer practical suggestions that may help to resolve your issue, or in the event that you choose to file a formal human rights claim, provide information about how to proceed and what to expect.
  • Lawyer Referral Service, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, offers an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes with a lawyer for $25. 

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human rights complaints, sexual harassment, workers compensation, sex discrimination