Workplace Conflict and Harassment Prevention

The Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) (SCJ) has implemented an initiative to address issues of workplace conflict and harassment prevention. The SCJ takes workplace conflict issues seriously and is committed to a respectful, productive environment and to the prevention of harassment and workplace conflict for both the judiciary and those with whom they work. The SCJ’s Statement of Commitment Regarding Workplace Conflict and Harassment Prevention, establishes  an informal process, to address issues early, to be preventative and to raise awareness.  The Statement of Commitment provides a process by which members of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) can raise and resolve issues of workplace conflict regarding SCJ judges and judicial officials. Nothing in the process circumvents any formal processes that are currently available. The process will deal with matters that are amenable to an informal, voluntary resolution process and do not require a formal process.

March 2019