The Child and Family Centre (the Centre) is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where the dignity and worth of every person, whether they are a client, employee or visitor is respected. Equal rights and opportunities without violence, harassment or discrimination shall be provided as directed by the Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario without exception.
Harassment of a general or sexual nature is not tolerated in or out of the workplace.
Violence whether direct or indirect is not tolerated in or out of the workplace.
Confidentiality is required in all procedures under this policy due to the sensitive nature of discrimination, harassment and violence complaints and the consequences which may ensue.
It shall be the responsibility of management to ensure that all sources of such threats are identified and procedures are developed to minimize the risks to staff. In addition, management will ensure that employees are made aware of the hazards and are trained to take appropriate actions for protection from acts or threats of violence; actual or reasonably interpreted as such.
It shall be the duty of every employee to follow all written procedures and to inform management of any suspected or confirmed acts of discrimination, harassment or violence.
The Centre will accommodate an employee with a disability provided the employee is capable of fulfilling the essential duties of the job and that the accommodation does not create undue hardship on the Centre.
The Centre supports the right of any person to file a complaint and seek a resolution to what is perceived as an act of discrimination, harassment, violence, a failure to accommodate (without undue hardship to the Centre), or any infringement of their rights.