The Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) is a non-profit charitable organization providing plain-language, bilingual legal information and resources to New Brunswickers to help improve access to the justice system.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission (NBHRC) helps citizens address discrimination complaints, educates the public about this process, raises awareness about the effects of inequality, and promotes diversity and inclusion.
This training is a joint project of PLEIS-NB and NBHRC.
This project aims to address and prevent workplace sexual harassment in New Brunswick.
The content of the project is designed for all employers and employees in New Brunswick. It aims to help NB workplaces respond effectively to workplace sexual harassment among all populations.
Within the project materials, there is also a focus on the experience of members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. This is because members of the LGBTQ2S+ community are both more vulnerable to sexual harassment, and less likely to feel supported by existing protections and remedies which typically focus on sexual harassment as defined in heterosexual and binary terms.
The project aims to increase understanding about the LGBTQ2S+ community in order to reduce discrimination and harassment for this specific population.