Employer’s obligation to protect employees from bullying

Employers have a duty to protect employees from workplace bullying and harassment
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today


What obligations does an employer have to protect a worker from bullying? We have a situation where the bullying by co-workers is not overt, but consists of exclusionary behaviour such as not speaking to the employee. The employee has tried to resolve this situation on her own without success. She claims it is now affecting her morale and mental health. Do we have an obligation to act?