What are Quebec’s training requirements?
Quebec requires that employers provide a work environment that is free from psychological harassment. Employers must take reasonable actions to prevent psychological harassment and when they become aware of such behaviour, put a stop to it. Psychological harassment is defined as any repeated and hostile conduct, comments, actions, or gestures that affect an employee’s dignity, psychological integrity, or physical being.
What should sexual harassment training in Quebec cover?
Training is one of the most effective steps an employer can take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The training should cover harassment, discrimination, and psychological safety and should be delivered to all employees on an ongoing basis.
Who does this apply to?
Quebec’s law applies to any employer who has done work in Quebec, except federal undertakings.
What does this mean for you?
Considering the expansive nature of the law, your business will likely need to take a number of steps to meet the requirements. As a first step, schedule and deliver sexual harassment training to your existing workforce and make a plan for all new hires.
Want to learn more about the mandates across North America?
The EVERFI team of dedicated in-house attorneys wants you to have a clear understanding of which states and provinces require harassment training. Explore our interactive guide to sexual harassment prevention training requirements nationwide.