Axcess Talent Management Solutions, in co-operation with our clients, is committed to a healthy, harassment-free work environment for all our employees. Axcess Talent Management Solutions has developed a company-wide policy intended to prevent harassment of any type, including sexual harassment, of its employees, customers, and clients and to deal quickly and effectively with any incident that might occur.
Harassment that is covered under the Alberta Human Rights Act occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct because of race, religious beliefs, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation. Alberta human rights law prohibits workplace harassment based on these grounds. Harassment that is not linked to one of these protected grounds is not covered under the Act. The behavior need not be intentional in order to be considered harassment.
Examples of harassment that will not be tolerated in Axcess Talent Management Solutions are verbal or physical abuse, threats, derogatory remarks, jokes, innuendo or taunts related to any employee’s race, religious beliefs, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation. Axcess Talent Management Solutions also will not tolerate the display of pornographic, racist, or offensive signs or images; offensive jokes based on race, gender, or other grounds protected under the Act that result in awkwardness or embarrassment; and unwelcome invitations or requests, whether indirect or explicit.
The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on the ground of gender. Protection from sexual harassment is included under the ground of gender. Unwanted sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, and other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
Sexual harassment can include such things as pinching, patting, rubbing or leering, “dirty” jokes, pictures or pornographic materials, comments, suggestions, innuendoes, requests, or demands of a sexual nature. All harassment is offensive and, in many cases, it intimidates others. It will not be tolerated within our company.
You also have the right to contact the Alberta Human Rights Commission to make a complaint of harassment that is based on any of the grounds protected from discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act. The protected grounds are race, religious beliefs, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, and sexual orientation. You can also report any incident of assault that has occurred to the police.
It is the responsibility of a director, manager, director of human resources, or any other person within this company who supervises one or more employees to take immediate and appropriate action to report or deal with incidents of harassment of any type, whether brought to their attention or personally observed. Under no circumstances should a complaint be dismissed or downplayed, nor should the complainant be told to deal with it personally. Axcess Talent Management Solutions seeks to provide a safe, healthy, and rewarding work environment for its employees, clients, and customers. Harassment will not be tolerated within our company. If you feel that you are being harassed, contact us. We want to hear from you.