The Management of Help Unlimited and in partnership with our clients is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect & dignity.
Workplace Harassment will not be tolerated from any individual in the workplace. Everyone in the workplace must be dedicated to preventing Workplace Harassment. Managers, supervisors, workers are expected to uphold this policy, and will be held accountable. All “Inside & Outside” employees are included along with delivery persons, volunteers, visitors etc…
Bill 168 clearly defines Workplace Harassment as “engaging in a course of vexatious conduct or comment” that is known or ought reasonably to be known “Unwelcome” and not already protected under The Human Rights Code. The H. R. Code – prohibits harassment in the workplace based on race, place of origin, colour, ethnic, citizenship, ancestry, creed, age, record of offences, family status, disability, marital status. In the H.R. Code it states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment and that an employee has a right to freedom from Harassment in the Workplace by the employer, or agent or by other employees.
All employees are encouraged to report any incidents of Workplace Harassment to one of Help Unlimited’s Crisis Team or Supervisor @ job site you are currently working at. Furthermore there will be no negative consequences for reports made in good faith.
In partnership with our clients & Help Unlimited – both will investigate and deal with all concerns, complaints, or incidents of Workplace Harassment in a fair & timely manner while respecting workers privacy as much as possible. And also that this policy and supporting program are implemented and maintained and that our employees have the appropriate information and instruction to protect them from Harassment in the Workplace. Any employee who violates this policy will face disciplinary action.
There is nothing in this policy that prevents or discourages a worker from filing an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on a matter related to Ontario’s Human Rights Code within 1 year of the last alleged incident. All employees have the right to exercise any legal avenues that may be available.