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I was harassed and manipulated by my boss. Going public let me put it out of my brain

#MeToo Story | Stephanie Dobbs is an M.Sc. student at Carleton University in Ottawa. Between 2015 and 2018, she worked as a political staffer for Ottawa Councillor Rick Chiarelli. In 2020, when she publicly accused him of sexual harassment, the city integrity commissioner found that he “[objectified] the sexuality of his female employees.” Due to council rules, Chiarelli can’t be removed from his position.

How to decide whether to go public, and how to protect yourself if you do

Article | UNIVERSAL | If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to decide whether to go public about being sexually harassed. You’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll tell you who goes public, and why and how they do it. We’ll warn you about some of the downsides of going public, and give you tips on how to protect yourself.

In the army, sexual harassment was totally common. Here’s what happened to me

#MeToo Story | Annalise Schamuhn is an executive coach and leadership consultant. She served as an officer in the Canadian army from 1997 to 2010 but left the military because “it wasn’t a safe place for me to serve anymore.” In 2013, she was assaulted in her home by a fellow soldier, Major Jonathan Hamilton. Senior military leaders gave Hamilton character references before his sentencing hearing, actions that were widely condemned when they were made public. In 2017, he was found guilty of sexual assault but was only sentenced to probation.

How whisper networks can help keep you safe at work

Article | UNIVERSAL | Whisper networks can help keep you safe at work. Here, we’ll tell you what a whisper network is and how they work, what their main drawbacks are, and how you can use them to help keep yourself safe.

How can sexual harassment affect my career?

Article | UNIVERSAL | Researchers have been studying sexual harassment for decades, and have found that being sexually harassed can really hurt people’s careers. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s common enough that you need to know about it. In this article, we’ll explain how it happens and how to recognize if it’s happening to you. Whether you decide to report the harassment, to stay at work without reporting, or to quit your job, we’ll explain how each decision might affect your career.

Document everything

Article | UNIVERSAL | Experts say that when you’re being harassed, one of the first things you should do is take some time to document everything that’s happening. In this article we’ll explain how to do it, and why it matters.

What the research says about workplace sexual harassment

Article | Here’s a list of research papers and articles we used in making this site. If you have a paper you want to tell us about, please email it to [email protected]. Thank you! “Why Didn’t She Just Report Him? The Psychological and Legal Implications of Women’s Responses to Sexual Harassment” (1995, Journal of Social Issues) is ...

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How to report sexual harassment to your employer (ON)

Article | ON | In this article, we'll describe the laws that protect workers in Ontario, how to get ready to report harassment, and how to actually report. We'll also describe some things that may commonly go wrong when people report, and how to handle them if they do.

How to decide whether to file a human rights complaint (NU)

Article | NU | If you're reading this, you're probably considering filing a complaint with the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal. This guide explains how the process works, and the pros and cons of this process, so you can decide whether it's an avenue you want to pursue.