Handling workplace gossip

Can any gossip lead to harassment?
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/17/2011

Question: Can co-workers gossiping about another co-worker be harassment? What if the gossiping isn’t necessarily insulting, but the employee who is the subject of the gossip is bothered by it and has asked the employer to put a stop to it? What can the employer do if the gossiping employees don’t stop after a warning?