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 In Force
Description
Set out the requirements that federally-regulated employers will be required to meet in order to satisfy their obligations under the Canada Labour Code (CLC) to investigate, record, report, prevent and provide training with respect to work place harassment and violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Regulations support Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 (Bill 65), which received Royal Assent on October 25, 2018.

Regulations are 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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