Understanding Workplace Harassment

Work­safeNB, imple­ment­ed new reg­u­la­tions in April 2019 that define harass­ment and require all employ­ers to have an inter­nal Harass­ment Code of Prac­tice. Most employ­ers have nev­er dealt with harass­ment reg­u­la­tions and may feel lost about the ter­mi­nol­o­gy used in the def­i­n­i­tion, how to talk to employ­ees about harass­ment, what these behav­iours look like in real life, what the rea­son­able thresh­olds are for action and what to do when action is required. These are all top­ics that are cov­ered in Under­stand­ing Work­place Harassment

By the end of this work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

• Explain the Work­safeNB harass­ment definition, 

• Enu­mer­ate the NB Human Rights Act grounds of discrimination, 

• Dis­tin­guish between per­son­al harass­ment, sex­u­al harass­ment, poi­soned work­place and abuse of authority, 

• Describe behav­iours that could meet these cat­e­gories of harassment, 

• Illus­trate how to talk to employ­ees about work­place harassment, 

• Rec­og­nize and react to an employ­ee dis­clo­sure of harassment, 

• Describe the Work­safeNB oblig­a­tion to act on an employ­ee dis­clo­sure of harassment, 

• Iden­ti­fy appro­pri­ate action to take on an employ­ee dis­clo­sure of harassment, 

• Choose between an inter­nal and exter­nal inves­ti­ga­tion, and 

• Apply the steps set out in your own Harass­ment Code of Practice.

This work­shop is for you if… 

• you have nev­er dealt with work­place harass­ment reg­u­la­tions before, 

• you feel ner­vous about address­ing harass­ment in the workplace, 

• you are not sure how to react to an employ­ee dis­clo­sure of harass­ment, or 

• you are con­fused or wor­ried about apply­ing the Work­safeNB harass­ment regulations.

2 hours — Online

Facil­i­ta­tors (Eng­lish)
Nicole Smith (Nicole Smith Con­flict Man­age­ment)

Facil­i­ta­tors (French)

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