Anti-bullying law needed: Ontario union

Saskatchewan joins Quebec with new psychological harassment legislation
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2007

Workplace violence, including bullying, is prevalent in Ontario’s workplaces and it’s damaging to employee morale, health and productivity, according to the president of the union that represents the province’s public service employees.

“The landscape of workplace violence can be quite damaging. Whether it be intimidation, bullying, harassment or any host of other behaviours, they isolate and degrade individuals,” said Gary Gannage, president of the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO).

It’s time the Ontario government enacts legislation that clearly prohibits psychological harassment and bullying in the workplace, said Gannage.