A woman was sexually harassed by her boss at work, who was a co-owner of the company. He made sexual comments to her, wrote her letters, made deliveries to her home outside of work hours and tried to kiss her on several occasions. When she reported this to the other co-owner, he told her that a little harassment was normal in the construction industry.

She resigned.

The Centre negotiated a settlement that included:

  • Financial compensation for the discrimination;
  • Financial compensation for lost wages and expenses incurred by commuting further to a new job;
  • Development of a sexual harassment policy.