B.C. to implement new anti-bullying policies in November
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WorkSafeBC, which is charged with implementing British Columbia’s Workers’ Compensation Act, has released three new Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policies.
The new policies will take effect on November 1, 2013. They address the duties of employers, employees and supervisors regarding bullying and harassment and provide guidance to satisfying employers’ obligations under the WCA. In this regard, reasonable steps include developing a policy statement; implementing reporting procedures and developing a process for dealing with incidents; and training employees to recognize, identify, report, and respond to bullying and harassment.
“In light of the amendments to the WCA and the approval of the Policies, employers should ensure that they are aware of their obligations with respect to workplace bullying and harassment, and that their policies and procedures reflect those obligations,” write Gary Clarke and Brandon Mewhort in Stikeman Elliott’s Canadian
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