New Workplace Anti-Bullying Laws

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January 28, 2014

Via the BC Chamber of Commerce

Has your business complied with new anti-bullying laws?

As of November 1, 2013, B.C. businesses have new obligations under the Workers Compensation Act to take action to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Your obligations: To comply, all B.C. businesses need to create anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies and procedures around reporting and investigation, as well as train all workers and supervisors to recognize and respond to this issue. Here’s how to comply: What Businesses Need to Know (PDF).

Course requirement: As part of the legislation, all B.C. business owners and workers need to be trained to recognize and respond to bullying and harassment.

Exclusive savings for Chamber members: The BC Chamber has partnered with Respect Group to provide Chamber members access to a compliant online course at a discounted price. As a Tri-Cities Chamber member, you also have access to this BC Chamber discount. Program details:

  • Proactive online solution
  • World class online learning program and compliance tool
  • 90 minute self-guided program
  • With testing and certification this enables your organization to demonstrate compliance
  • Available to BC Chamber members for $32 plus tax (rather than $40).
  • To register an employer and/or employees, please contact Brad Blaisdell at or 604.239.5523.
  • To access the discount, please quote Chamber code: S4H8E6
  • Visit for more information about the program
Laura Melvin, Communications & Marketing Manager, (604) 464-2716