Workplace Violence & Harassment
“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” 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.