Status of Women – October 16, 2012

In Committee from the House of Commons

Status of Women – October 16, 2012

Status of Women (October 16, 2012)

Committee members begin their study of sexual harassment in federally regulated workplaces.

Senior Treasury Board officials Ross MacLeod and Martine Glandon outline the department’s policy on harassment prevention and resolution.

David Langtry, acting chief commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, comments on the persistence of sexual harassment despite organizational policies and the need for a cultural change.

Susheel Gupta, vice-chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, provides an overview of the legal principles that govern the tribunal when it deals with sexual harassment complaints, as well as some statistical information.