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Respect at Work - Understanding and Acting on Rights and Responsibilities Public Conference and Workshop-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Aug 8, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Respectful Workplace Week will be held from September 3 - 9. To highlight this important event, the Workplace Violence and Abuse Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research is hosting its 6th annual public presentation series on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Delta Fredericton. 

This one-day conference and workshop is offered as a no-charge public event, and will focus on employer and employee rights and responsibilities and regulatory changes related to issues of abuse, domestic violence, and harassment at work. Presentations related to these topics will be facilitated by individuals from Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, WorkSafeNB, the NB Human Rights Commission and Lawson Creamer Lawyers. An afternoon workshop will focus on difficult conversations in the workplace. See details below.

Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is limited to 60 people and individuals must register before August 25 to attend the full one-day conference and workshop. To register, please call the Women’s Equality Branch, Executive Council Office at (506) 453-8126 or 1-877-253-0266.

Public Conference and Workshop Schedule:

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Coffee/Tea

8:45 - 9 a.m.

Welcome & Announcements

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Presentation: Job Protection for New Brunswickers: Introducing a New Leave of Absence for Survivors of Domestic, Intimate Partner, ‎and Sexual Violence

Paula Ultican, Director of Employment Standards

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Presentation: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sarina McKinnon, Legal Counsel and Head of Mediation Unit

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission

10:30 - 11 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Presentation: New Brunswick’s New Regulations on the Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment

Geneviève Pilon, Assistant Director, Northeast Region


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Presentation: How to Comply with the New Anti-Bullying Regulation in New Brunswick: Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

Kelly VanBuskirk, Q.C., Ph.D, C.Arb. (P.C.)

Partner, Lawson Creamer Lawyers

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Workshop: Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Nicole Smith, Owner

Nicole Smith Conflict Management

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Closing and Wrap-up

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