CHRC Releases Quick Reference Guides for Harassment

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Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts umbrella, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) has released 13 Quick Reference Guides to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory. These handy guides provide seven key compliance strategies and practical considerations to ensure employers (including Boards of Directors and arts organizations) meet their obligations and address workplace harassment issues as they arise.

The strategies are:

  1. Examine: Know your legal obligations

  2. Assess: Identify practices that could make your workplace susceptible to harassment risks

  3. Create a customized workplace harassment policy and program

  4. Implement and Enforce: ensure workplace policies are consistently applies

  5. Address: Appropriately intake incidents and complaints and respond

  6. Investigate: Conduct investigations that are appropriate in the circumstances

  7. Restore: Assess and address impact on individuals and culture post-investigation

The CHRC is also producing 26 webcasts (13 English and 13 French) detailing harassment legislation compliance by province and territory.

The guide for British Columbia can be found here.

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