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Employers Take Note: Proposed workplace violence and harassment legislation will require new policies

June-24-2009

Area Employment and Labour

Summary

Violence and harassment in Canadian workplaces are dilemmas of growing concern.  According to a 2004 Statistics Canada survey, 17% of all self-reported incidents of violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery and physical assault – representing over 356,000 violent incidents throughout Canada annually – occurred in the workplace.

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