Prevention of Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

Year Regulation Jurisdiction Status
2018 Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code Federal Consultation Period Closed
The proposed regulations will enhance protections for employees by outlining elements to prevent incidents, to respond adequately when they do occur, and to support those who have been affected by an incident, based on the following principles:
  • Change the workplace culture to one where harassment and violence is not tolerated;
  • Emphasize the importance of prevention;
  • Develop an employee-driven resolution process;
  • Acknowledge the continuum of behaviours that qualify as harassment and violence;
  • Prioritize privacy and confidentiality; and
  • Create predictable timeframes for resolution
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