Employers waiting for courts to define bullying

Quebec law on psychological harassment tests corporate policy
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/12/2005

More than a year after a law came into effect in Quebec to clamp down on workplace bullying, human resources departments are still waiting for case law to help clarify a number of issues.

“There are still some grey areas around what that line is that distinguishes managing and harassing,” said Francine Dupéré, vice-president of human resources at SNC Technologies and president of Quebec’s HR association.

“To what extent can a manager manage declining performance without being accused of psychological harassment?”