With the increased diversity in the workforce, and greater needs to prioritize teamwork, employee engagement and ultimately productivity, an organizational culture supporting a respectful workplace is needed and legislated more than ever.
Many people first learn about respect during their upbringing. As a result, people may have learned different information, people may have practiced what they learned to different degrees, and people may have developed some good and bad habits.
Human Rights at Work supports greater understanding, by getting everyone on the same page with the skills and knowledge needed for a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
Be proactive with human rights and protected grounds through this customized training; align your employees at all levels with both the laws and your organizational expectations for a respectful workplace.
During Human Rights at Work, delivered in a workshop format that involves presentation, group discussions and case studies, participants will:
- Verify laws and prohibited conduct in the workplace, as outlined by the Human Rights Code and Workers Compensation Act.
- Name the differences between discrimination and harassment as outlined by the Human Rights Code, and bullying and harassment as outlined by WorkSafeBC.
- Work through how to determine if conduct is discrimination, harassment and/or bullying.
- Through case studies and examples, define and recognize the concepts of protected grounds, reasonable person, intent, bona fide occupational requirements, duty to accommodate, and undue hardship.
- Distinguish steps to address someone who is discriminating, harassing, and/or bullying.
- Outline complaint procedures for violations with the Human Rights Code and Workers Compensation Act, including through the Human Rights Tribunal and WorkSafeBC.
- Identify what individuals can expect and the legalities with investigations, remedies, and retaliation.
- Account for specific responsibilities for a respectful workplace.
- Grasp additional resources available for further awareness and prevention of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.