Every worker has a right to a healthy and safe workplace. To achieve this, employers and workers play a contributing role in creating and maintaining a positive and respectful work environment.
Workplace Harassment can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating behaviours. Workplace harassment can undermine a person’s dignity and when not addressed it can lead to negative outcomes including:
- increased risk of accidents and incidents;
- increased absenteeism;
- increased turnover;
- increased stress;
- decreased productivity and motivation;
- decreased morale;
- poor customer service;
- costly legal expenses.
Effective July 1, 2020 Prince Edward Island employers must comply with new Workplace Harassment Regulations. The OHS Act and Workplace Harassment Regulations outline the rights and responsibilities for employers, workers, contractors and all other parties present at the workplace.
For additional information, or to discuss virtual workshop options, related to the workplace harassment regulations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-368-5697.
WCB Workplace Harassment Resources
Workplace Harassment Online Course
Video – Workplace Harassment, Are you in Compliance?
Harassment Regulations FAQ French Version
General Workplace Harassment Resources
- Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety – Workplace Bullying
- Canadian Human Rights Commission – Workplace Harassment
Psychological Health Resources
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Psychological Health
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
- An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Guarding Minds at Work – A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health and Safety
Source: WCB PEI | Safety Matters @ Work