Canada Harassment Training Requirements

Canada

Harassment Training Requirements

Each Canadian province’s respective occupational health and safety laws require that employers train both supervisors and workers on recognizing, preventing, and reporting harassment. While each province has its own law with varying language, they all require training that include information around reporting violent harassment.

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  • British Columbia
  • Workers Compensation Act, Section 21(2)(b) and (e):
    WorkSafeBC considers that reasonable steps by an employer to prevent where possible, or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment include the following:

    (f) training supervisors and workers on:
    • i. recognizing the potential for bullying and harassment;
    • ii. responding to bullying and harassment; and
    • iii. procedures for reporting, and how the employer will deal with incidents

  • Alberta
  • Occupational Health and Safety Code:
    391 An employer must ensure that workers are trained in:
    • (a) the recognition of violence and harassment,
    • (b) the policies, procedures and workplace arrangements that the employer has developed and implemented to eliminate or control the hazards of violence and harassment,
    • (c) the appropriate response to violence and harassment, including procedures for obtaining assistance, and
    • (d) the procedures for reporting, investigating and documenting incidents of violence and harassment.

  • Ontario
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act:
    Program, violence

    32.0.2 (1) An employer shall develop and maintain a program to implement the policy with respect to workplace violence required under clause 32.0.1 (1) (a). 2009, c. 23, s. 3.
    (2) An employer shall provide a worker with,
    • (a) information and instruction that is appropriate for the worker on the contents of the policy and program with respect to workplace violence
    Information and instruction, harassment
    32.0.8 An employer shall provide a worker with
    • (a) information and instruction that is appropriate for the worker on the contents of the policy and program with respect to workplace harassment

  • Quebec
  • An act respecting occupational health and safety

    51. Every employer must take the necessary measures to protect the health and ensure the safety and physical well-being of his worker. He must, in particular,
    • (a) the recognition of violence and harassment,
    • (b) the policies, procedures and workplace arrangements that the employer has developed and implemented to eliminate or control the hazards of violence and harassment,
    • (c) the appropriate response to violence and harassment, including procedures for obtaining assistance, and
    • (d) the procedures for reporting, investigating and documenting incidents of violence and harassment.
  • Protected Characteristics in Canada

    • Race
    • National or ethnic Origin
    • Color
    • Religion
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Gender Identity or Expression
    • Marital Status
    • Family Status
    • Genetic Characteristics
    • Disability

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