When it comes to workplace harassment and violence prevention, only strategic due diligence will protect your organization and its people.
All Canadian employers are required to provide safe and healthy workplaces. Violence and harassment are health and safety hazards. Employers, therefore, are required by law to enact anti-harassment and anti-violence policies, procedures, and training.
Discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected grounds, such as race, sexual orientation, and so on, is illegal under human rights legislation. So, if certain types of harassment occurs in your workplace, a victim is free to lodge a human rights complaint against your organization.
In June 2020, The Government of Canada made significant changes to the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Canada Labour Code. The new Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations are detailed and prescriptive. There are deadlines in 2020 for compliance that all federal employers must achieve.
POLICY PROTEC will provide exactly the policies, procedures, reference materials, and training your organization requires to fulfill its requirements for workplace harassment and violence prevention and response. These resources are tailored specifically for your industry, workforce, and corporate culture.