What is psychological harassment? Psychological harassment can be described as repeated verbal comments, actions, or gestures that are unwanted and menacing, which make a work environment harmful and that affect an employee’s psychological or physical integrity. The Commission des normes du travail (CNT) cites the definition of psychological harassment that is found in the Act respecting labour standards, which includes sexual harassment, as well as harassment based on any one of the grounds listed in section 10 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms:  race, colour, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, civil status, age except as provided by law, religion, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, handicap or the use of a means to palliate this handicap.

If you believe that you are suffering from psychological harassment in the workplace, please refer to the complete information on the CNT website, or contact PINAY for more information.