Dealing with Harassment
All members of the College (employees, students and volunteers) are entitled to an environment free of harassment. The College considers harassment to be a very serious offense and a policy is in effect to deal with allegations of harassment.
Harassment may originate from members of either gender. Typically, harassment involves a person in a superior position as the initiator, although people in subordinate or equal positions may also be initiators.
Harassment is not always intentional; it is sufficient that the harasser knows or ought to reasonably know that the behaviour is offensively unwelcome. It may consist of one incident or a series of incidents.
If You Feel That You Are Being Harassed
- Make it clear to the harasser that the behaviour is unwanted and not acceptable.
- Make a note of the time, place, exact nature of the harassment, including exact wording used and any witnesses. Record each time it occurred.
A Harassment Counsellor is available for consultation with any member of the College seeking confidential information and advice regarding harassment. The counsellor shall receive informal reports, complaints, seek resolutions, support and assist all parties involved. The Harassment Policy will be followed when dealing with harassment issues.
If you live, work, or attend classes on RDC campus and you have a concern about harassment, call the RDC Confidential Harassment Line at 403.342.3377.