The answer to the question in the title is yes, a Canadian court confirmed recently.
Sexual harassment is discrimination. Overturning a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently clarified that evidence of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is alone sufficient to establish discrimination on the basis of sex.
That decision overturned a lower court decision that had held that the harassment of a female couldn’t be found to amount to sexual discrimination without evidence that males were treated differently. read more…
Modern technology provides many new avenues for human rights violations. As recently learned by the owner of British Columbia-based Metro Aluminum Products, sending sexually-related text messages or photos electronically by mobile phones, also known as sexting, can get you into trouble.
Sexting is getting widespread attention in the media. It’s no longer just an issue amongst electronically exhibitionistic teenagers and Brett Favre — it’s now a common issue in workplaces across Canada.