The City of Iqaluit (“City”) adopted this Human Rights and Anti-Harassment Policy (“Policy”) to ensure ethical and respectful service and employment practices that incorporate equitable treatment for all employees, residents and recipients of City services. Every person has a right to equal treatment by the City as defined in this Policy. Harassment and discrimination can poison the work environment, causing hardship for individuals. The City will not tolerate, ignore, or condone any form of discrimination or harassment and is committed to promoting appropriate standards of conduct at all times.
All employees are responsible for respecting the dignity and rights, as set out in this Policy, of their co-workers and the public they serve. Discrimination and harassment are serious forms of employee misconduct which may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
Any member of the public, including visitors to City facilities or individuals conducting business with the City are expected to adhere to this Policy, including refraining from harassment of employees, elected officials, and persons acting on behalf of the City. If such harassment occurs, the City will, in accordance with the processes set out in this Policy, take any available steps to ensure a harassment-free workplace, including barring the harasser from its facilities, where appropriate, or discontinuing business with contractors or consultants.