Respect in the Workplace Course Outline
Delivery: 45-60 minutes
In Ontario, the Ministry of Labour has seen an increase of more than 100% in workplace harassment complaints since Bill 132: The Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act came into force in September 2016. It is imperative that Ontarians understand, identify, investigate and take action against workplace violence, harassment, and sexual harassment.
Workers, supervisors and employers have rights and duties set out by Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) concerning workplace violence and harassment. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and address violence and harassment in the workplace.
- Definitions of workplace violence, workplace harassment and workplace sexual harassment.
- Consequences of violating the Human Rights Code, OHSA and the Criminal Code
- Steps to follow if you observe and/or experience harassment or violence in the workplace
- Workplace Policies and Programs
- Warning Signs