Workplace Violence & Harassment

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

  • “Workplace violence” refers to :

    (a) the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker in a workplace that causes, physical injury to the worker

    (b) an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker in a workplace that could cause physical injury to the worker;

    (c) any statement or behavior that it is reasonable for a person to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against them in the workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker

    WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

    Workplace harassment” means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to known to be unwelcome.

    EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED HARASSMENT WILL INCLUDE:

    • verbal conduct such as bullying, epithets, derogatory jokes of comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments; transmitting or display of derogatory and/or racially/sexually-oriented cartoons, pictures, drawings, posters or photographs;

     

    WORKPLACE HARASSMENT WILL NOT INCLUDE:

    properly discharged supervisory and management responsibilities including disciplinary action, management of performance and other conduct that does not interfere with a climate of understanding and respect for the dignity and worth of our employees.

    This course includes:

    • Helping the employer to prepare and review, at least annually, a policy on Workplace Violence & Harassment, as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. La
    • All employees’ assessment in violence and harassment issues.
    • Show an employer’s commitment to protecting workers from workplace violence
    • Address violence from all possible sources.
    • Outlines the roles and responsibilities of the workplace parties.

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