Interpersonal violence in the workplace has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon, to the extent that in 2002 Québec adopted a legislative framework granting all employees a right to work in an environment free from psychological harassment.
All organizations are legally bound to adhere to the provisions of the law, but many experience difficulties resolving their problems in this regard. A large number of workplaces still take actions, that do little to address the underlying causes of such violence and thus experience repeated failures.
Based on the results of ten years of research on violence prevention, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and Recherches sur les interrelations personnelles, organisationnelles et sociales du travail (RIPOST) have developed a process that puts forward a practical approach aimed at sustainably preventing the phenomenon of interpersonal violence in the workplace.
For more information, visit the IRSST and RIPOST website: Preventing Interpersonal Violence in the Workplace