Archive | Bullying and Harassment

Calling out toxic office behaviour: Lawyers Weekly

Organizations need to have informal mechanisms for reporting inappropriate behaviour, says Vancouver human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson.

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When Hugging Becomes Harassment

Lawyer Erin Brandt, Contributor.  In many circumstances, hugging represents an act of affection or comfort. An unexpected or unwanted hug, however, is another thing entirely – it violates personal space and boundaries and can cause mental and emotional distress. And, from a legal perspective, if it happens in the workplace, it can amount to sexual […]

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Heather Hettiarachchi Quoted in Douglas Magazine Article on Workplace Bullying

In this October 2015 article from Douglas Magazine, Heather Hettiarachchi offers advice to employers and employees on how to respond to bullying in the workplace.

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Heather Hettiarachchi Interviewed by The Province about Bullying and Harassment

Heather Hettiarachchi was interviewed by The Province about workplace harassment in the hospitality industry.

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Preventing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Responsible business owners know they have a legal obligation to help ensure the health and safety of their workers. They also know that a safe workplace is one where bullying and harassment are not tolerated. But until recently, BC employers may have been unsure about exactly how to recognize and address workplace bullying and harassment […]

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