Ethics Helpline

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Personal harassment is a form of workplace harassment that is not based on one of the protected classes (such as race, gender or religion).

Simply, it is bullying in its most basic form and can be damaging.


Examples of Personal Harassment

Personal harassment includes:

  • Inappropriate comments
  • Offensive jokes
  • Personal humiliation
  • Critical remarks
  • Ostracizing behaviours
  • Intimidation tactics

Or any other behavior that creates an intimidating and offensive work environment for the victim.


About the POEC

To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.