British Columbia Harassment Prevention

In British Columbia Bill M 212 is intended to prevent workplace harassment in British Columbia workplaces. The Legislative Assembly of the province of British Columbia enforces the requirements for the prevention of harassment for employers with 10 workers or more in the workplace and determines when employers are in compliance with Bill M 212. When you are interested in communicating your policies and education to your workers ask about our online training and signup solutions.

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Harassment prevention for British Columbia employers

British Columbia employers have a responsibility to provide a workplace free of harassment as part of their requirements in Bill M 212 which took effect February 29, 2012.

There are four main requirements for Employers with 10 workers or more to meet.

  • Establish and implement a workplace harassment policy
  • Make a copy of the workplace harassment policy readily available for review by the employer's workers and, at each workplace where workers of the employer are regularly employed, post and keep posted a notice advising where the copy is available for review, and
  • Provide to the employer's workers the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure a workplace free of harassment

Preparing a Harassment Prevention Policy
There are resources available on the British Columbia government website to assist you in preparing a Harassment Prevention Policy if you do not already have one. If you already have a policy it is a good idea to compare it to the samples available to ensure you have covered key points such as defining what is meant by Harassing Behaviour. The link to this website is at the end of this article.

Implementing a Harassment Prevention Policy
Once you have developed a policy for your organization the next step is to implement the policy. This step typically involves ensuring the policy is posted and every person in the organization is aware of the existence of the policy.

This would include providing details on what to do in the event you are involved in an incident, complaints or threats of harassment. In some cases you may have a form for people to submit an incident, complaint or threat of harassing behaviour and it would be clear for all employees how this process works for reporting an incident, complaint or threat as well as the procedure for resolving an incident, complaint or threat once reported.

Informing and Educating Workers on Harassment Prevention
With a written policy in place, and a clear process documented, you can now take the step of educating employees on the details of the policy to ensure an understanding of what harassment is and what it is not, what to do in the event they are involved in an incident of harassment.

Ideally this step is more than just a one time action as the more frequently we are exposed to information and ideas the greater impact they have on our thoughts and long term behaviour.

For more information on British Columbia Harassment Prevention contact:
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