Human Resources Legislative Update
Federal Government Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Harassment and Violence Provisions of the Canada Labour Code
Date: August 27, 2018
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has launched a public consultation on the proposed regulatory framework to be implemented in support of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. Bill C-65 was tabled in November 2017 and, if passed, will amend the Canada Labour Code with respect to the prevention of workplace harassment and violence and enact safety obligations into the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.
Comments are invited on the draft regulatory framework on matters including:
- the resolution process and the timeframes involved
- the content of the investigation report
- the content of workplace violence and harassment prevention policies
- how employers will be required to deal with family/domestic violence and with non-workers in the workplace
- the implementation of policies, training requirements and frequency of training
- the supports to be provided to the parties to an incident of harassment and violence in the workplace
- annual reporting requirements.
The draft regulatory framework can be found on the ESDC website. If you want to have your say on the proposed draft framework, you can complete the survey or provide submissions by email until October 5, 2018, by sending your submissions to EDSC.TRA.PHV-HVP.LAB.ESDC@labour-travail.gc.ca.