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Preventing harassment at your company

MS 4

Part 10 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation  requires every company to have written measures to prevent and address harassment in the workplace.

The two types of harassment covered are:

  • Inappropriate conduct by a person made on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, disability, age, nationality, etc.
  • Bullying actions that affect a worker's psychological or physical well-being.

Normal and reasonable actions by managers and supervisors, including employee discipline, are not considered harassment.

Your policy must include:

  • Details on the rights and responsibilities of everyone in the workplace;
  • The procedures for dealing with complaints;
  • How everyone will be informed of the policy and how it will be monitored in the future.

Develop your policy in consultation with your: 

  • Safety and Health Committee (if you have more than 20 workers);
  • Worker Representative (if you employ 5-19 workers); or 
  • Employees (if you have 4 or fewer workers).

More resources to help you develop policies:

The template is easy to personalize and can help you save time writing your policy. CFIB Counsellors can help you adapt your this template to fit the needs of your business. When it's done, share it with all employees and post a copy in a prominent location.

Information is also available from SafeWork Manitoba's harassment web pageBulletin 275 and Guide.

Visit Preventing violence in your workplace for information and a template to set up your company's violence prevention policy.

CFIB’s Business Counsellors are available to help you understand Manitoba's Workplace Safety & Health requirements. You can reach us at 1-888-234-2232 or [email protected]. We look forward to helping you!