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Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence and Harassment

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Workplace Violence and Harassment: Practical Compliance Strategies and How to Implement Them

This half-day seminar will provide legal and practical information to assist with the identification, assessment and prevention of workplace violence and harassment.

To help you manage this critical human resource issue, we will cover the following:

  • Legal definitions of violence and harassment
  • Identifying and assessing workplace violence risks
  • How to conduct a workplace violence risk assessment
  • Legal duties of employers, supervisors and workers to prevent and manage workplace violence and harassment
  • Types of liability for failing to protect workers from workplace violence and harassment
  • Development of a workplace violence and harassment policy and comprehensive prevention program
  • Requirements related to provision of personal information and related privacy concerns
  • Factors that contribute to workplace violence
  • Worker training
  • Avoiding harassment complaints when managing employee performance
  • Worker discipline

Ontario seminars include

  • Legal overview of Bill 168
  • Practical plan for compliance with Bill 168
  • Understanding and complying with the domestic violence provision set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act - warning signs, reporting and investigating protocols and development of workplace safety plans

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Increase awareness of workplace violence and harassment and the harmful impacts on organizations and their employees
  • Translate legislative requirements into active compliance
  • Provide practical, hands-on solutions and tools

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of a sample Respect in the Workplace Policy. Participants will also receive a research memorandum that summarizes the workplace violence and harassment provisions contained in provincial and federal OHS legislation, the 2004 Criminal Victimization in the Workplace Survey completed by Statistics Canada and a copy of the jury recommendations from the Lori Dupont and OC Transpo inquests.


  • Half-day


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast'
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Program

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


Human resource managers, OHS managers, supervisors and health and safety committee members.


The cost of this seminar is $195 plus HST per registrant.

For more information

Cassandra Patrick
+1 416 943 8976