The Federal government is consulting the public on changes to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) to increase protections against harassment and violence. Federally regulated employees, like those who work for banks, airlines, telecom or national transportation companies are covered by the CLC.
The government proposes to set solid guidelines in order to resolve and prevent workplace harassment and violence.
In particular, the consultation will look at how federal employers deal with family or domestic violence of their employees and how they deal with non-workers in the workplace. The proposed changes further cover supports that will be provided to the parties if harassment and violence occur in the workplace.
The government asked for input about the resolution process and timeframes involved, the content of what should go in an investigation report, and elements of workplace violence and harassment prevention policies and training.
Provincially, the Occupational Health and Safety Act has covered harassment and violence obligations on employers for several years. To learn more about your rights under OHSA, read on here.
If you have questions about your rights at works regarding harassment and violence protections and would like more information, you can contact an employment lawyer at MacLeod Law Firm. You can reach us at [email protected] or 647-204-8107.
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