Dr Armstrong quoted in a Canadian Press article on workplace harassment

OTTAWA -- A new study suggests women are more likely than men to experience workplace harassment, and that it's more common in health-related fields.

The Statistics Canada report, "Harassment in Canadian workplaces," suggests most people don't experience abuse on the job but that a significant number do -- including verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical violence, and unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment.

Among roughly 9,000 respondents, 19 per cent of women and 13 per cent of men said they had been harassed at work.

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