Free Alberta Webinar on Workplace Harassment Policies

On October 14, 2015, the Alberta Human Rights Commission will host a complimentary webinar entitled: Developing and Implementing an Effective Harassment Prevention Policy in the Workplace.

A workplace harassment policy is not strictly required under Alberta’s current Alberta Human Rights or Occupational Health and Safety legislation. However, we anticipate that amendments are forthcoming to the Occupational Health and Safety Code that will require employers to implement a harassment policy/procedure similar in substance to what is currently required with respect to violence in the workplace under Part 27 of the Occupational Health and Safety Codes, one of the few required employment policies/procedures in Alberta.

Although a workplace harassment policy is not strictly required by current legislation in Alberta, we generally advise employers to implement a harassment policy to assist in discharging its general duties and limiting its potential liability under the Alberta Human Rights Act and the common law. As such, we expect that the webinar will be of value to human resources personnel and note that the Alberta Human Rights Commission is soliciting questions with respect to developing or implementing a harassment prevention policy in advance of the webinar. Questions can be directed by email to [email protected].

If would like to discuss your organization’s obligations with respect to harassment in the workplace or potential changes or implementations to your organization’s policies/procedures, please contact any member of our Labour and Employment group.

Date of Webinar: October 14, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT.

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