As of November 1, 2013, B.C. businesses have new obligations under the Workers Compensation Act to take action to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Your obligations: To comply, all B.C. businesses need to create an anti-bullying and anti-harassment policy and procedures around reporting and investigation, as well as train all workers and supervisors to recognize and respond to this issue.
Course requirement: As part of the legislation, all B.C. business owners and workers need to be trained to recognize and respond to bullying and harassment.
Exclusive savings for Chamber members:The BC Chamber has partnered with Respect Group to provide Chamber members access to a compliant online course at a discounted price. Program details:
Proactive online solution
World class online learning program and compliance tool
90 minute self-guided program
With testing and certification this enables your organization to demonstrate compliance
Available to BC Chamber members for $32 plus tax (rather than $40). To register an employer and/or employees, please contact Brad Blaisdell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.239.5523. To access the discount, please quote Chamber code. (Contact Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce for code)
Visit http://respectintheworkplace.com/for more information about the program We hope that this information will assist you in complying with these new requirements. You can call Sue and the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce for more information on this program.
Susan Payne, UCOC