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Workplace Violence and Harassment - what PEI businesses need to know

The government of Prince Edward Island has introduced new workplace harassment requirements which will come into effect on July 1st 2020. These requirements outline the rights and responsibilities of employers, workers, contractors, and all other parties present at the workplace. Every business has obligations under these new requirements.

All PEI workplaces need

  • a harassment prevention policy
  • a violence risk assessment, and 
  • a violence prevention policy* 

What’s the difference between violence and harassment?

Violence relates specifically to a physical threat or behaviour.

Harassment relates to inappropriate or offensive attitudes, words or behaviours.

For help creating your harassment prevention plan, including template documents, please contact your CFIB Business Counsellor.

PEI Workers Compensation has more helpful information about Workplace Harassment and Workplace Violence on their website.

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