Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Policy
Randstad Canada’s executive management team is committed to promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees, both internal and external, contractors, suppliers, visitors, and customers. We will not accept any behaviour from anyone that intimidates, threatens, harasses, abuses, injures or otherwise victimizes our employees, and we will take whatever steps are appropriate and reasonable to protect our employees from the potential risks associated with workplace violence and harassment.
Management will take all reasonable precautions to protect employees from workplace violence and harassment, and will ensure employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities as it relates to them.
The management team will ensure that all concerns, allegations or incidents of workplace violence and harassment are investigated in a fair and timely manner, while respecting the employee’s privacy within reason. We will ensure risk assessments are done to identify and control any risks related to workplace violence. The management team will also ensure that each assessment is in compliance with Randstad Canada’s policy on the Prevention of Workplace Violence & Harassment and the procedures in place.
Employee/ Contractor Commitment
It is the responsibility of every employee/contractor to be aware of, and to follow, the procedures that are in place to protect them from workplace violence and harassment. Employees are required to immediately report all incidents of workplace violence and harassment to their direct report.
Workplace harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conducts against a worker in a workplace – a comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome. Violence is considered as the exercise or attempt of physical force by a person against a fellow employee, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the employee. Also a statement or behavior that is reasonable for an employee to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the employee, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker.
This policy is not intended to limit or constrain the reasonable exercise of management functions in the workplace.
Randstad Canada expects every employee, at all levels of the company, to promote and comply with our workplace violence and harassment prevention policy and program. Employees will not be reprised against when acting in good faith and bringing forward a complaint or providing information regarding a complaint or incident of workplace violence or harassment.
Randstad Canada will annually review its Workplace Violence & Harassment policy to ensure it is upholding all legislative requirements.