By Erin Brandt. In November 2013, WorkSafeBC implemented new policies that address bullying and harassment in the workplace. These policies define bullying and harassment as: Including any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards a worker that the person knew or reasonably ought to have known would cause that worker to be humiliated or […]
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At last month’s Vancouver Employer Forum, we took on the challenge of tackling two timely workplace issues: #metoo and gender.
In October 2017, the #MeToo movement was born on social media to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
It’s in the best interests of a new leader and the organization to be as collaborative as possible, explains Vancouver human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson.
Organizations need to have informal mechanisms for reporting inappropriate behaviour, says Vancouver human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson.
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 […]