Understanding Business Obligations Regarding Harassment
This workshop will provide both organizations and individuals with a primer on what they need to know to deal with workplace harassment
Accounting firms in Canada have a legal obligation to be in compliance with workplace health and safety and human rights legislation. Everyone working in or intersecting with a firm is entitled to have their human rights respected and to be free from harassment.
Recent high profile harassment cases have brought attention to the fact that many employers not only lack adequate policies and procedures for dealing with harassment but have failed to take steps to provide their employees with a safe and respectful workplace.
This workshop will provide both organizations and individuals with a primer on what they need to know to deal with workplace harassment.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Participants will develop a stronger understanding of the following:
- What are human rights protections?
- What is the legal definition of harassment?
- What behaviours are considered harassment and discrimination?
- Who can be harassed and when and where harassment can occur?
- Why harassment happens and what is its impact in the workplace?
- What is required in the organization’s anti-harassment policy?
- What steps to take if one is being harassed?
- How to support someone who is being harassed.
- What are the supervisor’s and manager’s legal responsibilities for dealing with harassment?
- Cases studies on workplace harassment and discrimination.
- Action plan with respect to human rights, harassment, and discrimination.
COURSE LEADER: PRITI SHAH, LL.B