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General Orientation

Rev. November 10, 2020

Violence and Harassment

Caron Equipment Inc. does not condone and will not tolerate workplace violence and harassment on company premises, while an employee is conducting company business at other locations, during work-related travel or when conducting business by phone or email. Any act of violence or harassment committed by or against any employee is unacceptable and may be subject to disciplinary action and/or legal action.

Violence and Harassment Policy

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Caron Equipment Inc is committed to providing a work environment in which all workers are treated with respect and dignity. Violence and harassment will not be tolerated from any person in the workplace (including customers, clients, other employers, supervisors, workers and members of the public, as applicable).

Workplace harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome or workplace sexual harassment.

Workplace sexual harassment means:

  • Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, where the course of comment or conduct is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome, or

  • Making a sexual solicitation or advance where the person making the solicitation or advance is in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the worker and the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the solicitation or advance is unwelcome;

Reasonable action taken by the employer or supervisor relating to the management and direction of workers or the workplace is not workplace harassment.


Workers are encouraged to report any incidents of workplace harassment to their supervisor and to the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Management will investigate and deal with all complaints or incidents of workplace harassment in a fair, respectful and timely manner. Information provided about an incident or about a complaint will not be disclosed except as necessary to protect workers, to investigate the complaint or incident, to take corrective action or as otherwise required by law.

Managers, supervisors and workers are expected to adhere to this policy and will be held responsible by the employer for not following it.

Workers will not be penalized or disciplined for reporting an incident or for participating in an investigation involving workplace harassment.

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