HRMA Richmond / Delta Roundtable

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace, October 26, 2016

HRMA Richmond / Delta Roundtable

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace, October 26, 2016

It was a pleasure speaking to you at today’s HRMA Richmond/Delta Roundtable on “Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace”.

The goal of my presentation was to provide an overview of employer and employer obligations under BC workers compensation legislation and also give you some tips on recognizing and responding to bullying and harassment. In today’s presentation, we looked at:

  • Sections 115 – 117 of the Workers Compensation Act (British Columbia)
  • Recognizing workplace bullying & harassment
  • Employer obligations
  • Worker and Supervisor obligations
  • Investigating incidents or complaints
  • What individuals can do to stop bullying & harassment

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Heather HettiarachchiHeather is a lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of labour and employment law. She has a unique combination of legal expertise and extensive hands-on human resources management and labour relations experience. Her past career experience includes managing human resources at a large private insurance company as well as at the University of British Columbia, and acting as Labour Relations Advisor to Vancouver Community College.

In addition to practicing in all areas of employment and labour law, Heather provides employers with general human resources support. She also conducts workplace investigations and provides mediation services.

Prior to founding Integritas Workplace Law Corporation, Heather was a lawyer and former chair of the Labour & Employment practice group of a prominent Vancouver law firm. She articled with a leading labour and employment boutique firm in Vancouver, and was also an associate of the labour and employment group of an eminent national firm.

In addition to her LL.B., Heather has a M.Sc. in Training & Human Resources Management from the University of Leicester. She is also a trained mediator.

Heather has represented clients in relation to human rights proceedings, arbitrations, labour board proceedings, privacy matters and employment standards matters. She has excellent negotiation and dispute resolution skills and routinely assists clients with settling issues before they proceed to trial. She is passionate about workplace integrity and focuses on educating clients on utilizing best practices to avoid/minimize workplace conflict.

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