Harassment

July 18, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes a significant class action victory that could impact many PSAC members. Below you will find information on a class action lawsuit settlement that finally provides redress for so many who have endured harassment, assault, and discrimination in their workplace. ----------
March 5, 2019
In an unprecedented decision, the Labour Board ordered the CRA to pay the maximum compensation to its employee who suffered sexual harassment in the workplace.
October 16, 2018
PSAC secured an important victory this past week when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that a member should be compensated for the sexual harassment and assault she experienced in her workplace.
December 6, 2017
On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, PSAC recommits to ending gender-based violence in all forms. December 6 marks the anniversary of the Montréal Massacre, where 14 young women were murdered at École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.  Since then:
August 27, 2015
Discrimination is an action or a decision that treats a person or a group negatively for reasons such as their race, age, disability, etc. 
August 27, 2015
Discrimination is an action or a decision that treats a person or a group negatively for reasons such as their race, age, disability, etc. 
September 25, 2014
In 1986 PSAC negotiated a Master Agreement with Treasury Board that included a no discrimination clause, as well as a clause prohibiting sexual harassment. This was a major breakthrough because sexual harassment had not yet been recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada as a form of discrimination.
January 29, 2010
Our union is made strong by Sisters and Brothers working together to improve our working lives and to preserve the rights that we have struggled to achieve. Mutual respect is the cornerstone of this cooperation. The PSAC Constitution states that every member is entitled to be free from discrimination and harassment, both in the union and at the workplace, on the basis of age, sex, colour, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, marital status, criminal record, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, class or political belief.
February 1, 2008
The PSAC believes that every individual has the right to dignity and respect, both within the union and in the workplace. Harassment based on a prohibited ground of discrimination, as well as personal harassment, are totally inconsistent with the principles of union solidarity, dignity and respect. As such, the PSAC does not condone any form of harassment or discrimination.
September 21, 1998
The Public Service Alliance of Canada believes that every individual has the right to dignity and respect both within the union and in the workplace. This policy, which compliments Section 5, Membership Rights, of the PSAC Constitution, outlines the Alliance's responsibilities and responses as a membership-based organization in cases involving harassment within our union.