81.18. For the purposes of this Act, “psychological harassment” means any vexatious behaviour in the form of repeated and hostile or unwanted conduct, verbal comments, actions or gestures, that affects an employee’s dignity or psychological or physical integrity and that results in a harmful work environment for the employee. For greater certainty, psychological harassment includes such behaviour in the form of such verbal comments, actions or gestures of a sexual nature.
A single serious incidence of such behaviour that has a lasting harmful effect on an employee may also constitute psychological harassment.
2002, c. 80, s. 47; 2018, c. 21, s. 331.