Abusive or intimidating behavior toward other employees

Where there is no legislation which specifically addressed bullying, the general duty clause establishes the duty of employers to protect employees from risks at work.These risks can include harm from both physical and mental health aspects.One bright vice president told me that when she had one-on-one meetings with her boss, he would stare at her the whole time, trying to break her.

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I know of such a case myself where a female CEO made advances to her head of HR.

He left the company and sued her–and she lost her job.

In addition, federal and provincial human right laws prohibit harassment related to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned conviction, or sexual orientation.

In certain situations, these laws may apply to bullying.

Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could 'mentally' hurt or isolate a person in the workplace.

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