Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) launched a new program today geared to help workers facing sexual harassment on the job. Called SHARP Workplaces, the program provides free legal advice, education and information to address workplace sexual harassment in the province.
Funded by the Department of Justice Canada, SHARP Workplaces will provide up to five hours of free confidential legal advice to clients needing assistance. The lawyers provide advice on legal options, help with reviewing or drafting documents, coaching to guide clients through a complaint or legal process and referrals to services for additional support, including counseling, peer support and employment services.
SHARP Workplaces legal advice service is available to anyone with a complaint regarding workplace sexual harassment in B.C. Anyone can access SHARP Workplaces legal advice by calling 604-673-3143 or toll-free: 1-888-685-6222, emailing SHARPWorkplaces@clasbc.net or by going to https://clasbc.net/get-legal-help/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace/. Educational materials and workshops may be requested by small businesses, non-profits and Indigenous organizations from Ending Violence Association of BC by calling 604-682-8820 or emailing email@example.com.