Address a Respectful Workplace Issue

Define Discrimination & Harassment

Inappropriate workplace behaviour, conduct or comments that can be perceived to be belittling or condescending go against the BC Public Service corporate values and Standards of Conduct.

Take Responsible Action - An Informal Conflict Resolution Approach

All kinds of factors create workplace conflict. Whatever the situation, whether you're having a disagreement with a co-worker or supervisor or are affected as a bystander, you have a responsibility to act respectfully and in good faith to resolve the situation.

Address Bullying

We all have a right to work in an environment free from intimidation and a responsibility to ensure that our own conduct contributes to a positive and safe work environment for everyone. What is bullying? It is behaviour involving hostile conduct, comments, actions, or gestures that affect an employee's dignity. If you see it, you can address it.

Launch a Formal Complaint

Employees may need to consider initiating a formal complaint process after their attempts to raise issues and have them resolved through communication or other interventions are not successful. Employees are encouraged to contact AskMyHR or their supervisor for guidance if they are considering proceeding with a formal complaint.

Restore the Workplace

Everyone has a shared responsibility to restore the workplace. Each situation is unique and the approach varies depending on the specific circumstances. Restoring the workplace requires leadership commitment, and intentional, sustained efforts to change the culture of a work team or organization.