‘We still have work to do,’ says Senate sponsor of new anti-harassment law protecting Hill staff
By Charelle EvelynOct. 31, 2018
Bill C-65 received royal assent on Oct. 25, but education to prevent workplace harassment remains a key focus, says Sen. Nancy Hartling.
Independent Sen. Nancy Hartling says now that the government’s workplace harassment bill has passed, there’s more to do to change the culture on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Charelle Evelyn
The “heat’s turned up” on the need for education and prevention of workplace harassment now that a government bill extending Canada Labour Code procedures and protection to Parliament Hill employees has become law, says the bill’s Senate sponsor.
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