About the policy
Our employee promise supports a safe and respectful work environment where each employee is given the same concern, trust, respect and care that they are expected to share with Calgarians, businesses and visitors.
It’s inevitable that some form of conflict will occur in a work environment, whether it’s between employees, employees and customers/clients, contractors or employees involved in domestic situations. Everyone is expected to resolve conflicts without resorting to threats or violence.
This policy applies to:
- Contractors providing service for or to The City
- Suppliers delivering material to The City
- Members of the Council and their employees
- Members of the public
Some examples of workplace violence include:
- Damage to property
- Threats to deliberately damage property
- Assaults with or without a weapon
- Aggressive harassment
- Domestic violence and other off-duty incidents that exhibit any of the above and continue or may continue in the workplace
- Threats to injure an employee, group of employees or members of the public
The City has a responsibility to investigate incidents of workplace violence under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code. Any threat or violent act made by or against an employee or City property will be investigated and the appropriate disciplinary action may be taken.
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There is an online learning module designed to help you understand your role and others roles in preventing workplace violence and how you can report incidents. This learning is encouraged for everyone, not just leaders. If you are interested speak to the HR Business Partner in your area or Corporate Security for details.
- Download: Workplace Violence Policy (PDF)
- Download: Workpalce Violence Policy Tip Sheet (PDF)
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act
- myCity Respectful Workplace site (City network access required)
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