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A pledge by Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government, to prevent workplace bullying and harassment was made in conjunction with amendments to the Workers Compensation Act (Bill 14) relating to compensation for work-related mental disorders.
Action is being taken against workplace bullying and harassment as follows:
1. Occupational health and safety workplace bullying and harassment policy
WorkSafeBC has developed a discussion paper and draft occupational health and safety policies on workplace bullying and harassment. Stakeholders have an opportunity to provide their comments on the proposed discussion paper and policies until September 28, 2012.
For more information about the discussion paper, draft occupational health and safety policies, and consultation on workplace bullying and harassment, see the stakeholder consultation page.
2. Prevention of workplace bullying and harassment in the workplace tool kit
WorkSafeBC is currently developing a workplace tool kit to assist workers and employers in understanding, preventing and addressing bullying and harassment in the workplace. This tool kit will be similar to the Domestic Violence in the Workplace tool kit that was launched by WorkSafeBC in March 2012.
The tool kit will assist workers and employers to: