Entries by Barclay Hoskins

“new” Federal Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the “Regulations”) come into effect January 1, 2021

These new stand-alone Regulations will apply to all federal work places covered under Part II of the Canada Labour Code (“Code), and will streamline and consolidate harassment and violence provisions under the Code? These new regulations impose significant requirements on the parties, of which CANSCOTT’s professional consultants can assist you every step of the way.  Here are […]

Workplace Bullying & Harassment (British Columbia): 2-Hour Training Sessions. ‘New’ Virtual Public Training Series

Most provincial and territorial jurisdictions in Canada have harassment, bullying and/or violence in the workplace legislation? In B.C., the WCB Act requires employers to: • Draft a workplace policy statement • Prevent or minimize bullying and harassment • Develop reporting procedures • Develop procedures for dealing with / investigating incidents or complaints • Train workers […]

The Duty to Accommodate: Manager’s Program. ‘New’ Virtual Public Training Series

Canadian employers have a legal obligation to accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship. What is accommodation? What is undue hardship? These questions and more will be answered during this very interactive program. The program explores some of the more contemporary accommodation issues such as: mental illness, duty to inquire, Covid-19, gender transition, medical […]

Public Virtual Training Programs

We are extremely excited about virtual-CANSCOTT© our new virtual training & coaching service. Some of our training programs will be offered virtually and to the public; that’s right public programs! Although fairly self-explanatory, a public program is one that is offered to the general public. This type of delivery aligns us with what some of our Clients […]

Covid-19 & Accommodation

The BC Human Rights Commission has posted a guide addressing Covid-19.  This document can be found here: https://bchumanrights.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BC-OHRC_COVID19_Policy-V5.pdf.   While this guide admittedly is not in place of legal advice, it is instructive of the Commission’s perspective.   In this document, the BC Human Rights Commissioner is quoted as follows: “In this time of rapidly changing circumstances, […]

Coaching & the 2-Minute Challenge

Recognizing that an overused autocratic Management style dampens employee commitment, more and more Employers are realizing the importance of employee buy-in /engagement. Coaching is a problem-solving tool that both addresses the problem and increases commitment to the team. The attached video articulates how the Supervisor recognizes a team member is not being accountable and uses […]

Shift Changes & Parental Obligations

Thinking about adjusting your employees schedule? Fully thought through the potential fall-out? What appears to be a simple decision might not be. Here are some things to consider: Does your employee have; a family, a family member with a disability? Will this shift change create a serious interference with a substantial parental obligation? Are there […]