My Healthy Workplace
Taking action to prevent and respond to harassment and violence in the workplace.
Managers can be held liable if they don’t put in place measures to prevent and control workplace harassment and violence.
Managers’ understanding of their unconscious biases is a powerful preventive measure against workplace harassment and violence.
Workplace harassment and violence is inevitable.
Many employees do not report workplace harassment and violence incidents because of fear of retribution, lack of support, or a belief that it does not count as a complaint.
One goal of the amendments to the Canada Labour Code is to create a culture and workplace environment that makes employees feel safe coming forward.
Employees are the only ones responsible for protecting themselves from psychological injuries and illnesses.
All reports of work place violence and harassment must be submitted in writing.
A manager can decide to implement their own process when they receive a harassment and violence notice of occurrence.
An occurrence of work place harassment and violence may include a specific incident, a pattern of behaviour, or words that are spoken or sent electronically.
There are no incidents of harassment and violence anymore in federally regulated workplaces.
Domestic violence against an employee that has an impact on the workplace is a private matter. The employee's manager can only refer the case to the police.
A manager has a role to play in preventing situations of family violence from entering the workplace.
In the federal public service, 23% of people with disabilities say they have been harassed in the last 12 months, compared with 9% of people with no disability.
In general, public servants agree that their workplaces are psychologically healthy.
Assigning tasks with a specific deadline to an employee is considered workplace harassment and violence.
Test your knowledge and learn more about Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention. It will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete the quiz (15 questions).
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If a co-worker needs my support, I feel comfortable listening and helping them to find a solution.
I think that my behaviours contribute to a psychologically safe workplace.
I have the knowledge I need about the new Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations to contribute to a healthy workplace.
I understand the process in my organization for reporting and investigating incidents of harassment and workplace violence.
I understand the resolution process conducted by my employer after an employee reports an incident of workplace harassment and violence.
If someone disclosed having experienced workplace harassment and violence, I would know what to do.
Reminder: You can find help/reach out to resources here: Find family violence resources and services in your area or through your organization's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
If you feel you are in danger, call 911.
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My Healthy Workplace is an educational tool that helps people learn more about how to prevent and respond to harassment and violence in the workplace.
The tool is created by Digital Public Square, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rethinking and redesigning the way technology is used to support communities. Our goal: Healthy communities enabled by good technology.
The information presented on My Healthy Workplace was created by the Canada School of Public Service. The goal of this tool is to increase knowledge about how to prevent and respond to harassment and violence at work, particularly in light of new amendments to the Canada Labour Code, Part II and the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations that came into force in January 2021.
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