CUPE is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence at work and recognizes that everyone has a right to work in a safe environment. This guide is for local union stewards, health and safety representatives, elected officers and other activists.

Sexual violence at work is a serious matter and has an impact on all members of the workplace and the union. The employer is responsible for addressing and responding to workplace sexual violence. The union plays a critical role in making sure the employer meets their responsibilities.

Trigger and content warning: The content in this guide may be triggering for some readers because the root causes and impacts of sexual violence and harassment are discussed. For support resources, please refer to the list at the end of this guide.