Harassment Prevention Policy Template

Fostering harassment free workplaces in Saskatchewan's municipalities.

The Harassment Prevention Policy Template was developed by SUMA and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities to help municipalities foster a harassment free workplace.

Employers are required to keep their employees safe and ensure that any work-related setting (including workplaces, conferences, travel events, and social events) is harassment free. This template is to help municipalities develop a policy to respond appropriately and promptly to any allegations of harassment that arise.

Key aspects of the policy template include:

  • Clear examples of harassment and guidelines concerning what is, and is not, acceptable in the workplace.
  • Temporary or interim measures to allow flexible and immediate solutions to address harassment or alleged harassment.
  • Introducing wording to remove stigmas and encourage a cultural shift in all workplaces.
  • Flexible procedures designed to allow for variation from standard procedures.
  • Privacy considerations in how The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act applies to handling allegations and investigations.
  • Application to members of the public, visitors, and individuals conducting business with the municipality while attending the municipal workplace.

Download the template