Ontario's laws say that harassment happens when someone says or does things that they know or should know will bother you. This could be because they are offensive, embarrassing, humiliating, demeaning, or not welcome.
Harassment can include sending emails, posting materials or pictures, making jokes or other comments about:
- your race, gender identity, gender expression, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or age
- things like the way you dress, how you talk, or your religious practices
Harassment that goes against human rights laws is a kind of discrimination. Harassment is also against the laws about workers' health and safety.