workplace violence and harassment prevention kitSarah Ryan | CUPE Research

Violence is not “just part of the job,” in social services or anywhere else. Unfortunately, the social service and health care sectors have some of the highest rates of workplace violence. 
That’s why it’s critical to report all incidents of violence – and to take action.

Violence and harassment, defined
CUPE defines violence in the workplace as any incident(s) in which an employee is threatened, assaulted or abused during the course of their employment that may cause physical or psychological harm. This includes threats, attempted or actual assault, application of force, verbal abuse or harassment. Harassment is offensive behaviour that a reasonable person would consider unwelcome.

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