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Psychological and sexual harassment: your obligations as employers and employees

Bill 176 passed by the Quebec National Assembly on June 12, 2018, added an employer obligation regarding workplace harassment.

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Psychological and sexual harassment: your obligations as employers and employees

The New Obligation of Employers as of January 1, 2019

“Adopt and make available to its employees a policy for the prevention of psychological harassment and the handling of complaints, including, among other things, a component concerning conduct manifested by words, acts or gestures of a sexual nature.” (Art. 81,19, Act respecting labour standards).

To support employers, the CNESST has made available on its website a model policy for your organization.

>> You can consult the model by clicking here.

Under this new policy, the employer undertakes to put in place means of control and corrective measures to prevent or put an end to situations of harassment.

In order to support our clients in their new obligations, MEDIAL has developed the following online training courses:

Would you like more tips on how to prevent harassment in your work environment?
Here is an interesting article >> how to prevent harassment in the workplace.

To avoid negative health and professional consequences for your employees, MEDIAL recommends that you train them on harassment.

For more advice, please contact us.

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