Keyword: workplace harassment

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Ontario’s Divisional Court is affirming employees’ right to sue for wrongful and constructive dismissal in the civil courts in cases of chronic mental stress arising from workplace harassment. “That’s important because workplace compensation claims by employees suffering from mental stress as a result of harassment might increase an employer’s premiums slightly, but not nearly as […]

For slightly more than half (52 per cent) of U.S. employers, the chief human resources officer is either partially or fully responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at their company, according to a new survey by XpertHR, a subsidiary of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group. The survey, conducted among nearly 400 U.S. employers in May, […]

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  • July 23, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 15:00

McDonald’s Corp. is mandating worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training requirement will impact 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. “It’s really important that we be very clear — a safe and respectful workplace where people feel like they’re going to be protected is […]

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive harassment and violence prevention training program for B.C.’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce, according to a press release. “Every Canadian has the right to work in a healthy, respectful and safe environment. […]

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  • February 11, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 09:00

The federal government is introducing new regulations to protect employees from harassment and violence in the workplace. The regulations, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, outline the necessary elements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy and the procedures employers are required to have in place to respond to any incidents. They apply to federally regulated […]

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  • June 25, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 08:45
City of Vancouver uses anti-bullying day to promote respectful workplace conduct

While Pink Shirt Day started in elementary schools as a way to take a stand against bullying, the City of Vancouver uses the day to encourage a respectful workplace and educate its employees on what harassment looks like. For more than five years, the City has dovetailed its “Respect Works Here” campaign with Pink Shirt Day, says […]

The federal government is giving the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission and the Community Legal Information Association of PEI $1.7 million over five years for a public awareness campaign on workplace sexual harassment. The campaign, which will be aimed at employers and employees, will include training designed for employers to support the prevention and identification of sexual harassment […]

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  • December 13, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:00

More than half of Canadians say they’ve witnessed at least one instance of inappropriate sexual behaviour at work, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report on gender-based violence and unwanted sexual behaviour found men were slightly more likely (56 per cent) than women (53 per cent) to have witnessed this behaviour in a work […]

Feds adding $2.4 million to address workplace sexual harassment

The federal government is providing $2.4 million in funding to two organizations that are working to address sexual harassment in Canadian workplaces. These organizations — Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies — are aimed at improving access to justice for individuals who experience sexual harassment in their workplace, according to a press […]

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  • July 31, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:00

Health benefits and paid time off are among the top job perks Canadians are looking for when searching online for a new job, according to a new report by data analytics company SEMrush. The report found interest in workplace health benefits increased 129 per cent between 2016 and 2019, led by job searchers in Ontario and Alberta. It also found […]

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  • June 7, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:50