Preventing Harassment in the Workplace for Canada

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace for Canada 

Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of any perceived differences. However, some people engage in offensive and threatening behaviours toward others based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, disability or other factors protected by law. This behaviour is called discrimination. The Canadian government and provinces have laws, and individual healthcare organization have policies, that protect people from discrimination. Harassment is one form of discrimination that often occurs in the workplace. It refers to a wide range of offensive behaviours that are threatening, disturbing, persistent, and unlawful. Individuals who engage in harassment subject others to conduct that is unwelcome and that interferes with their work or performance. Harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, is illegal and must be taken seriously and reported. When people in the workplace engage in certain behaviours or actions it is often the perception, not the intent of those actions, that others may consider offensive. In this course, you will learn what harassment is, how to recognize it, how to report it, and what you can do to help prevent it.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-PHWC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define harassment, including sexual harassment.
Identify two actions and behaviours that constitute sexual harassment.
List the steps to report acts of harassment in your organization.
Recognize your role in preventing harassment in the workplace.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Harassment A. What is Harassment? B. Review C. Behaviour That Constitutes Harassment D. Sexual Harassment E. Reporting Harassment F. Retaliation G. Preventing Harassment H. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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