As an independent business owner, it's your responsibility to prevent bullying, harassment and violence in the work environment. The Canadian Human Rights Act requires your business to implement a workplace harassment policy that seeks to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on the protected grounds in the Human Rights Act. Protected grounds include but are not limited to gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and age.
Harassment can happen at any time - at a workplace party, in a meeting or in private. It's important you understand your role and responsibilities in preventing workplace harassment. You need to be prepared with an anti-harassment policy, and a plan to handle the alleged harasser. That's where we can help. We provide three customizable templates to help you create policies for dealing with discrimination, harassment and violence in the workplace:
- Workplace violence policy template
- Discrimination and harassment complaint procedure template
- Workplace investigation template
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