Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Workplace Harassment

Every worker has a right to a healthy and safe workplace. To achieve this, employers and workers play a contributing role in creating and maintaining a positive and respectful work environment.

Workplace Harassment can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating behaviours. Workplace harassment can undermine a person’s dignity and when not addressed it can lead to negative outcomes including:
  • increased risk of accidents and incidents;
  • increased absenteeism;
  • increased turnover;
  • increased stress;
  • decreased productivity and motivation;
  • decreased morale;
  • poor customer service;
  • costly legal expenses.
Effective July 1, 2020 Prince Edward Island employers must comply with new Workplace Harassment Regulations. The OHS Act and Workplace Harassment Regulations outline the rights and responsibilities for employers, workers, contractors and all other parties present at the workplace.

For more information please contact us at ohs@wcb.pe.ca or call 902-368-5697 or toll free 1-800-237-5049.