Article 21 : harassment and discrimination
21.1 The values of the University of Ottawa and the Bargaining Unit uphold the pratice of respect, fairness and courtesy, and the importance of demonstrating human dignity within professional relationships. Success in the practice of these foster a safe and healty workplace free of harassment, discrimination and violence.
21.2 There shall be no discrimination or harassment against any employee based on any prohibited grounds listed in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
21.3 Pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontario’s Occupational Health ans Safety Act :
- The University undertakes to maintain an environment free of harassment, violence and discrimination in which each employee is treated with respect and dignity and is able to contribute fully and enjoys equal opportunity.
- The University, with the participation of the Bargaining Unit, undertakes to develop a policy on harassment, violence and discrimination in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
- Pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, each employee has the right to work in an environment free of harassment, violence and discrimination. The Parties, including employees, are responsible for fostering and maintaining an atmosphere free of harassment, violence and discrimination at the University.
21.4 The Parties, including the employee, further undertake to collaborate in a spirit of respect throughout the implementation of reasonable accommodation measures.