Workplace Bullying and Harassment Foundations Seminar


In 2013, WorkSafeBC issued occupational health and safety policies relating to workplace bullying and harassment. Ten years have passed and bullying and harassment, and the legal issues associated with it, can become all encompassing when it is alleged to have occurred in the workplace. Bullying and harassment investigations, prohibited action complaints, and mental disorder claims are just some of the proceedings that can arise following a complaint. Knowing how to navigate, and potentially avoid, such proceedings can save employers time, money, and energy.

In this Foundations Course we will take employers through their legal obligations and provide them with the tools to respond to allegations of bullying and harassment – and the myriad of issues related to same – in a strategic, and practical, manner. Some of the questions we will address include:

  • What constitutes a bullying and harassment complaint and what obligations arise?
  • When can you hold workers out of work and what return to work issues arise?
  • What if a worker refuses to participate or goes on leave following a complaint?
  • What are prohibited action complaints and how do you navigate them? How should you respond to prohibited action complaints?
  • What should you do if a worker files a claim for compensation for a mental disorder arising from bullying and harassment?
  • How does human rights legislation impact all of this?


  • Type Seminar
  • Date Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  • Time 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location Bentall 5 Conference Centre
  • Cost $350 plus GST