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❱ Employers need to

consider how other
policies within the
company intersect with
the harassment policy.
Don't Forget the Training

Human rights tribunals and ministries
of labour expect that employers will

conduct training to prevent sexual and
other forms of harassment. Training must
occur regularly to ensure that employees
understand the policies and any updates
to policies. Acceptable behaviours and
consequences for failing to comply with
the policy must be communicated.
Since managers have a heightened
responsibility in prevention, employers
should consider holding separate
management training and employee
training sessions to ensure all
stakeholders are aware of their rights

Ensure Crosstie
Performance.
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crosstie performance, choose the company
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Equipment
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When a complaint is received, an
investigation is mandatory. Employers
will need to consider whether to conduct
the investigation in-house or retain
external investigators. If the investigation
is conducted in-house, employers
should ensure that the investigator has
had training on proper investigation
procedures and the applicable policies.
Other considerations are issues such as
privilege, confidentiality and impartiality
when it comes to investigations. Due to
vicarious liability concerns, employers
should obtain advice prior to proceeding.
Complaints may also lead to police or
regulatory investigations and employers
should also be aware of their rights and
responsibilities in these circumstances.
Having a strategy for what to do if an
inspector or investigator contacts your
organization, or arrives at your workplace,
will be particularly helpful in planning for
requests for documents, investigation
notes, reports and related matters.

It never hurts to hope for, and
expect, the best, but plan for the worst.
Consider your communications strategy
in advance and ensure that you have
contact information for legal counsel
and potentially for a public relations firm
that manages complex or high-profile
complaints and investigations. When an
incident happens, it is important to be able
to get help quickly and ensure that the
process is managed properly. ■

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®

Anna Abbott is an Associate at Blake,
Cassels & Graydon LLP. Andrea York is a
Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
This article was originally published on
www.blakesbusinessclass.com and is
reproduced with the kind permission of
the authors.

Encore Rail Systems, Inc.
2350 West Midway Boulevard,
Broomfield, CO 80020
866.712.7622
Find more at encorers.com

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and obligations. It is also helpful to have
general training on principles of diversity
and inclusion. Employers should have
employees sign an acknowledgement
that they have received training and have
reviewed and understand the expectations
set out in the policy, and maintain a record
of those acknowledgements. Again, the
top-down approach is generally necessary
to invoke a cultural shift.

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President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
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CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
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