Stop workplace violence

Toolkit

What is workplace violence and bullying? What can you do about it?

Workplace violence and harassment have various definitions under federal and provincial legislation.

These are definitions of common words in the context of workplace violence and bullying.

As a union activist, there are many things you can do to address the issue of workplace violence, including ensuring that your workplace has a clear and accessible policy.  

If you are a victim of a violent incident, which includes harassment (“psychological harassment” in Quebec) or bullying, you might be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.

In over half of all domestic violence cases, the violence is not confined to the home but continues at work.

Some hard numbers related to workplace violence.

Updates

December 4, 2015

In a groundbreaking decision, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled on November 30 that employers cannot arbitrarily decide what constitutes workplace violence.

July 30, 2015

If you still haven’t filled our survey on violence in the workplace, we urge you to take a few minutes of your time to answer a few quick questions.

July 9, 2015

The PSAC is launching a new survey to solicit information from our members on their experiences with violence in the workplace.