Welcome to the Harassment and Violence
Prevention Open Learning Platform Page.
As a public
servant, do you know what your options are if you are a victim or a witness
of workplace harassment and violence?
Do you know what your role and
responsibilities are as a manager, a
supervisor, a health and safety committee member, a health and safety representative, a designated recipient or an employer
The case studies and complementary resources provided
on this page aim to guide and support you in fulfilling your obligations
regarding prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace.
You will be exposed to a variety of workplace conflict situations providing examples on how to prevent and address incidents of workplace harassment and violence.
The following case studies include scenarios of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, homophobia, exclusion, mental health and violence that some learners may find upsetting. If you want to skip one or several case studies, you may always do so.
If you need mental health support, don’t hesitate to contact your organization’s Employee Assistance Program. If you are in crisis, don’t wait to call 9-1-1.
Case studies recommended for all employees,
including managers, health and safety committee members, health and safety
representatives, designated recipients and employer representatives:
Case studies 8 and 9 have been added to the suite of case studies for managers, to address harassment and violence against people with disabilities. Learners have the option to view the case studies in H5P, or download the Microsoft Word document.
This directive indicates what organizations of the core public administration must do to respond appropriately and without delay to notices of occurrence of harassment and violence and prevent these occurrences by providing a healthy, safe and respectful workplace free from all forms of harassment and violence.
Additional resources for designated recipients and employer representatives:
Sample Letters and Forms:
These tools provides the employer or designated recipient with letters and forms showing practical and thorough ways to manage responses and information exchanges during the work place harassment and violence occurrence resolution process. These documents are not official and it is recommended that each organization tailor these letters and forms to the culture, conditions and activities of their work place, or develop their own letters and forms.