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An employer’s obligation to prevent workplace violence

April 27, 2020

Alberta employers are required to provide their employees with a violence-free workplace. Admittedly, it can be difficult to know when a particular person could commit a violent act against an employee. Even so, understanding what constitutes violence and certain situations in which it may occur, an employer can help prevent it from happening within the company.…

Employer obligations in workplace harassment and violence

April 27, 2020

Employees deserve a safe place to work. Employers are obligated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to make that happen. The law outlines the minimum requirements for addressing workplace harassment and violence. In particular, as of 2018, employers were required to provide a “psychologically safe” environment to workers. Alberta employers need to make clear, in written…

Workplace Harassment Investigations: What You Should Know

April 27, 2020

Regardless of where you work, you have the right to feel safe. That’s why Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) sets out obligations and regulations that employers must follow to protect their workers. Whether you are an employer tasked with conducting an investigation or are an employee needing guidance, having the basic information is important.…