The CFNU Logo

Workplace Violence Toolkit

Legal Guides - Canada and International

The following is a list of legal resources to help gain a national and international perspective on workplace violence legislation.


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OH&S Legislation in Canada – Basic Responsibilities

An overview of the similarities in OH&S legislation across Canada and the general responsibilities of governments, workers, supervisors and employers.

CFNU's Enough is Enough: Violence in the Health Care Sector Roundtable

Katherine Lippel’s presentation to CFNU’s Enough is Enough Roundtable.

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Legislation Applying to Violence and Harassment in Canada by Jurisdiction

Listed are the legislative references which pertain to violence, harassment, and the general duty clause for each of the jurisdictions in which CUPE members work.

Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa

Presentation: Protection of worker’s mental health: Safety delegates and the implementation of the Swedish provision on organizational and social work environment

By Maria Steinberg
Professor, Örebro Universitet (Sweden)

International Labour Organization Ending violence and harassment in the world of work

Brown Report: Ending violence and harassment in the world of work

Documents ILO progress towards a new ILO Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work


Workplace Violence

An overview of the different workplace violence and harassment legislation across Canada.