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Wilfrid Laurier University University Secretariat
September 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Harassment or Discrimination



Laurier’s Harassment/Discrimination Office.

Please contact Shereen Rowe, Acting Dispute Resolution Co-ordinator for assistance at srowe@wlu.ca  or ext. 2037.


What is Discrimination?
Discrimination means treating people differently, negatively or adversely because of their race, sex, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, marital status, same sex partner status, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, family status or religion.  These are prohibited grounds of discrimination.


What is Harassment?
Harassment is defined in Ontario’s laws as "engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome”.  Generally, these comments or conduct must be related to one of the prohibited grounds such as race, sex, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, marital status, same sex partner status, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, family status or religion..


Ontario’s Human Rights Commission.
You may wish to visit the OHRC website for further information on your rights and details regarding prohibited grounds for discrimination or harassment: http://www.ohrc.on.ca