workplace violence and harassment policy

2017 policy

Randstad Canada’s executive management team is committed in promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees including all contractors, suppliers, visitors, and customers. Any behaviour that intimidates, threatens, harasses, abuses, injures or otherwise victimizes the above mentioned workplace parties will not be tolerated, and Randstad will take the necessary steps deemed appropriate to best protect our employees from the risks associated with workplace violence and harassment.

Management’s Commitment

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..

The management team will investigate all concerns, allegations and incidents of workplace violence and harassment in a fair and timely manner, while respecting, within reason, the employee’s privacy. Management will ensure risk assessments are completed to identify and control any risks related to workplace violence and harassment and 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 in place to protect them from workplace violence and harassment. Employees/contractors are required to immediately report all incidents of workplace violence and harassment to their direct supervisor or the workplace violence coordinator. Employees/contractors will not be reprised against when acting in good faith, bringing forward a complaint or providing information regarding a complaint/incident of workplace violence or harassment.

Workplace harassment is defined as engaging in a course of vexatious comments/conduct against a worker in a workplace because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression where the comment/conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome – or – Making a sexual solicitation or advance where the person making the solicitation or advance is in a position to confer, grant or deny benefit or advancement to the worker and the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the solicitation or advance is unwelcome.

Workplace Violence is defined 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; and also, a statement/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/contractor, at all levels of the company, to promote and comply with our workplace violence and harassment prevention policy and program. Randstad Canada, with the help of its Joint Health & Safety committee, will annually review its Workplace Violence & Harassment policy to ensure it is upholding all legislative requirements.