Parent Handbook

27 Algonquin Daycare Holy Cross School 2997 Algonquin Road Harassment Policy JHFR recognizes Harassment to include but not exclusive to; Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Workplace Violence. (hereinafter referred to as “Harassment”) A Commitment Statement At Jubilee Heritage Family Resources, the health and safety of our employees is paramount. Priority is given to protecting our employees and our visitors from harassment, discrimination and Violence. Such conduct interferes with everyone’s ability to perform their job and is not keeping with the Centre’s philosophy of trust and mutual respect. By working together and giving the utmost attention to the safety and well being of each other, we will meet our shared objective of a healthier and safer work environment for all. Jubilee Heritage Family Resources employees and families are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and have a work environment free from harassment, discrimination and violence as prescribed by the Human Rights Code in Ontario and occupation Health and Safety Act. This policy applies to all employees, clients, volunteers, students and visitors of Jubilee Heritage Family Resources while in the workplace during work related field trips or during work related and/or social functions. Employees are expected to assist Jubilee Heritage Family resources in its attempt to prevent and eliminate harassment and violence in the workplace. Jubilee Heritage Family Resources will treat any form of harassment that occurs in the workplace seriously regardless of the alleged perpetrators position. Nothing in this policy limits an individual’s right to file a complaint with Human Rights Commission or the Ministry of Labor should they feel the situation warrants such action. Definition The Occupation Health and Safety Act defines workplace harassment as a) engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome, or b) workplace sexual harassment Harassment and discrimination can take the following forms including; 1. Discrimination-based Harassment Includes any verbal or physical conduct, that may be reasonably be perceived as denigrating or showing hostility or aversion toward an individual because of the individuals race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or the status protected by law, or because the protected status of the individuals relatives, friends or associates. This type of harassment includes, but is not limited to: