Prevention of Harassment and Violence in the Workplace | Online Consultation on Proposed Regulations

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation is now closed.

Online Consultation

We thank everyone who participated in the survey and submitted feedback to help prevent harassment and violence in the workplace. In the coming months, the Government of Canada will release the results of what we heard during the consultation.

What this consultation focused on

The Government wanted to know what Canadians think about the proposed regulatory framework that supports Bill C-65, which aims to prevent and respond to all incidents of harassment and violence in federally regulated workplaces, and to support those who have experienced it.

The proposed regulations will enhance protections for employees by outlining elements to prevent incidents, to respond adequately when they do occur, and to support those who have been affected by an incident. The regulations will be based on the following principles:

  • Change the workplace culture to one where harassment and violence are not tolerated
  • Emphasize the importance of prevention
  • Develop an employee-driven resolution process
  • Acknowledge the continuum of behaviours that qualify as harassment and violence
  • Prioritize privacy and confidentiality
  • Create predictable timeframes for resolution

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