Dealing with workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination to create a respectful workplace

for... Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Objective:  To give Company Officers and Management within Canadian fire and rescue services education and common sense tools to create a healthy working environment by preventing and responding to inappropriate workplace behaviours, including harassment, bullying & discrimination.

SUPERVISORS DEALING INAPPROPRIATE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOUR

In this video, Stephen speaks directly to your supervisors and managers.  He spells out three techniques when employees say they are being harassed, bullied or treated inappropriately.  It will be most useful that your supervisors and managers at least view the other video about inappropriate workplace behaviours prior to viewing this video.  In this video, Stephen will take your supervisors/managers through the Initial Approach, the Informal Approach and the Formal Approach, spelling out the best approach for their situations.  This recording is not meant to educate people about investigation techniques, as the desire is to do the proper job before it gets into anything formal and/or legal.

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WORKPLACE ORIENTATION

Stephen speaks directly to your new employees and supervisors, about various forms of inappropriate behaviours, including sexual harassment, all forms of human rights harassment & bullying.  He explains what is and isn’t appropriate and what to do if something goes wrong.  You can then fill in more specific details about your policies and procedures.

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THE POISONED WORKPLACE

This Canadian human rights decision involves inappropriate jokes, nicknames and other behaviours that can often take place in some workplaces, especially male-dominated workplaces. Many times people will use the defence that if everyone has to take these kinds of jokes then how it be discrimination or bad? If you have a male-dominated workplace where anything similar goes on, this case might be helpful to get the discussion going about what's acceptable and what's not.

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WHEN THE BULLY IS THE MANAGER

This Canadian civil law suit takes us through a judge and jury award against one of the world’s largest companies, and the appeal to Ontario’s top court.  When an employee has to quit because of outrageous bullying by her boss, she often doesn’t have a lot of options.  Going to court is a lengthy and expensive process, so this case illustrates the importance of dealing with a bully boss, especially one that exhibited such obviously bad behaviour.  Most policies cover issues of bullying but the policies are only as good as they are administered…something clearly lacking in this case.  It’s a good example to lead by example to eliminate workplace bullying.

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WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA MISCONDUCT CAUSES HARM TO AN EMPLOYER'S REPUTATION

This Canadian labour arbitration case deals with inappropriate tweets sent out from a Toronto fire fighter and picked up by a national newspaper.  When the employer takes the tough action of firing an employee and the union thinks it goes too far, an arbitrator has to decide the harm to the employer’s reputation.  Misconduct via social media is a big concern for employers.

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EMPLOYEES SOLVING OWN ISSUES

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WHEN YOU’RE NOT AN EXPERT

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EMPLOYEES SOLVING OWN ISSUES

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These videos can be shown on a computer, linked from a computer to a TV or to a digital projector.

© STEPHEN HAMMOND  |  HARASSMENT SOLUTIONS INC.

 CONTACT