Workplace harassment can undermine a person’s dignity. It can prevent workers from doing their job effectively. Workplace harassment, left unchecked, has the potential to escalate in to violent behavior. All workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace.
The occupational health and safety act sets out the requirements for violence and harassment policies in the workplace. The legislation through Bill 168, effective 2010 and further refined with Bill 132 in 2016, sets out the steps that the employer must take to ensure a safe and equal workplace.