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Respectful Working and Learning Environment

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HWDSB is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from objectionable behaviour where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Board holds high expectations for the conduct of its employees, its students and any others associated with the school community.

Rights and Responsibilities: The Board strives to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from unwelcome or intimidating behaviour that could create an unsafe and/or unhealthy environment and could interfere with job performance and the ability to learn. It is the responsibility of every person to create and contribute to a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the rights and dignity of each individual.

The Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy is intended to provide a greater awareness of the value of establishing and maintaining respectful working and learning environments and of responsiveness to the damaging effects of objectionable behaviour. Procedures have been developed to ensure that disputes attributed to objectionable behaviour are dealt with expeditiously.

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Respectful Learning and Working Environment

Please read the policy, the terms and definitions, the FAQs and other information posted on this website before accessing these review activities of some of the processes within the policy directive.


Updated on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
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