Bill 168: Workplace Violence and Harassment - (includes Bill 132 - Sexual Harassment)

Bill 168 - CFIB insisted that template samples be provided to save you time and money. 

 

Guidelines, templates and checklist from the Ministry of Labour (MOL):

A.  Workplace Violence Policy Sample   This is a Ministry of Labour sample, best used in case of an inspection.

B.  Workplace Harassment Policy Sample  includes sexual harassment.  This is a Ministry of Labour sample, best used in case of an inspection.  For detailed information on Bill 132 - Workplace Harassment see our webpost  Your harassment policy must have been updated by September 8th, 2016.

C. Workplace Violence and Harassment- Understanding the Law  - describes everyone's rights and responsibilities and answers, in plain language, the questions that are most commonly asked about these requirements.

Please note: It is not enough to just develop your workplace violence and harassment policy and program - you need to put the measures and procedures into practice, and train workers and supervisors.  Read more on What Employers Need to Know a Toolbox.

Safety Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour (MOL) will be checking for workplace compliance re Bill 168:

  • will ask your employees what instruction or training they had;
  • will check policies are posted for employees to see;
  • review health and safety records, minutes, incident reports;
  • check that the new & revised Occupational Health and Safety Act (Greenbook) is posted, etc.

MOL direction is that you must:

  • assess the risk of violence;
  • prepare workplace policies for both violence and harassment;
  • develop and implement a program to protect workers from the risks identified;
  • inform and instruct employees on the program and procedures;
  • create a process for responding to complaints and threat.
  • also applies to farm businesses - who hire employees.

MOL video on Bill 168 and compliance  

Training and Information (review domestic violence and workplace situations):

Please contact a Business Counsellor at 1-888-234-2232 or email msont@cfib.ca if you have any questions.

 

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