Cyberbullying is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue in the workplace. With the growing prevalence of remote work and employee social media groups, employers face greater liability for online communications that occur outside of the office.
While the law is sparse on the topic of cyberbullying, victims may have several legal avenues to address this issue. Employers should review their workplace violence and harassment policies and procedures to ensure they align with the current state of the workplace. In fact, employers ought to consider drafting a standalone cyberbullying policy to ensure they can adequately respond to a complaint of cyberbullying.
In a webinar hosted by the Human Resources Professional Association, our Labour and Employment lawyers discuss how employers can navigate this significant workplace issue, limit their liability, and comply with legal requirements.
Please click here to view highlights from this webinar recording.