2021 policy

Randstad Canada’s leadership, executive and management team is committed in promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees including all contractors, suppliers, visitors, and customers. 

employer commitment

Randstad Canada will take all necessary precautions to protect employees from workplace violence and harassment and will ensure employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Management 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. Randstad Canada 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 all relevant policies and procedures on the prevention of workplace violence and harassment. 

employee commitment

It is the responsibility of every employee to be aware of, and to follow, the procedures 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 supervisor or to HR, a Randstad representative or the Risk Management Team. Employees will not be reprised when acting in good faith for 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 the exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the employee; an attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the employee; and also, a statement or behaviour that is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the employee, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker.

The above 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 policies and procedures, including this statement. Randstad Canada, with the help of its Health & Safety committees, will annually review this workplace violence & harassment prevention statement to ensure it is upholding all legislative requirements.