Respectful Workplace

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Are you getting the respect you deserve?

A 2011 study found 40% of Canadians have been bullied or harassed at work. Dysfunctional workplaces affect morale, productivity and can lead to illness and increased absenteeism.

BC Hydro has agreed with your union to provide harassment-free workplaces that are places of respect.

Consideration. Thoughfulness. Respect. These are fundamental expectations for all BC Hydro employees.

If you are the victim of harassment or a disrespectful workplace, there are steps you can take.

Your rights

You have the right to work in a respectful workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination as defined in your collective agreement and human rights law.

You have the right to call your job steward or union representative if you feel you are being harassed or bullied in the workplace.

You have the right to be free from retaliation for bringing forth a legitimate complaint of harassment.

What can I do?

If you experience workplace bullying or harassment, see your job steward.

Make sure you have read your collective agreement, particularly the avenues for assistance outlined in Memorandum of Understanding #44.

If you think that you need to take action to address bullying, harassment or a disrespectful situation in your workplace, please talk to your union

What is Harassment?

An improper conduct (action, comment or display) by an individual, that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm

It may be:

  • Member to member
  • Management to member
  • Member to management
  • Contractor, supplier or other persons in the workplace to member
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