Awareness about Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Program
The FFPLTC's Human Rights Policy, which addresses both workplace discrimination and harassment, in addition to being included in the FFPLTC’s policy binder will be posted on the Health and Safety board along with the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Program.
Reporting Incidents of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
The FFPLTC encourages any FFPLTC Staff member or volunteer who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment to discuss the situation with the CEO.
In the event that there is a complaint against the CEO or a conflict of interest, a complaint shall be filed with the FFPL Board Chair. The FFPL Board may conduct an investigation or designate an individual to investigate and issue a report.
The FFPLTC Staff member with a complaint must provide written notes about the events leading up to the complaint which include:
- What happened: a description of the events or situation
- When it happened: dates and times
- Where it happened
- Who saw the incident, if anyone
As well, any related documents or materials having to do with the complaint are to be made available. At the discretion of the CEO, an investigation may take place.
Complaint Resolution Procedures
If a FFPLTC Staff member chooses to pursue the Complaint Resolution Procedure, the CEO will advise the person against whom the complaint has been lodged.
The CEO begins a confidential investigation immediately and finishes within 30 days. Throughout the process, the investigator keeps all parties informed, interviews the FFPLTC Staff concerned and witnesses, collects evidence, prepares a report and informs the parties in writing of the decision and the underlying reasons.
The CEO is responsible for imposing any disciplinary or corrective measures.
Any FFPLTC Staff member may file a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission when the harassment or discrimination is related to one or more of the Human Rights Code’s prohibited grounds - race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family status, receipt of public assistance, record of offences.