Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Harassment in the workplace - Employer responsibilities (Breakfast Session)
BC Housing: 2 Group A CPD Points
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Event Description

This breakfast session will provide employers valuable information regarding a recent hotspot in the workplace – Bullying and Harassment.  The presenter will cover the following issues:

  • What is bullying and harassment and what are the risks?
    • WorkSafe BC definitions; inter employee conflict; managerial exclusion; types of orders
    • Human Rights Code definitions; limits of acceptable conduct; employer liability for employee bad behavior
  • What should and Employer do when faced with a potential bullying and harassment situation?
  • Employer’s duty to investigate
  • Workplace training
  • Disciplinary responses
  • Complaints made for improper reasons
  • Creation of policies
  • Access to information
  • Workplace training
  • Proactive steps to help protect the workplace

Participants will be provided with real life examples involving the above topics together with practical business based solutions.  There will be time left for questions.



Graeme McFarlane is a founding partner at Roper Greyell where he provides strategic and practical advice to employers on labour, employment and human rights issues in the workplace. Graeme guides employers through intricate employment issues including those related to executive compensation, restrictive covenants, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, stock options and remuneration, benefits, protection of goodwill and protection of reputation. In addition, Graeme assists employers with equity incentive programs, termination strategies, wrongful dismissal, performance management, progressive discipline, union terminations, managing medical information, duty to accommodate, injunctions, court advocacy and mediation and collective agreement grievance arbitration. Graeme has appeared before courts of all jurisdictions in British Columbia as well as before the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, and the Employment Standards Tribunal.


Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $90.00
Non-Member $120.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
7:30am - 8:00am
Breakfast Buffet and Registration
8:00am - 10:00am
Presentation plus Q&A
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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