FilmPEI Policy and Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
FilmPEI Policy on Workplace Harassment and Violence
FilmPEI upholds the right of every person to be free from harassment and discrimination of any kind including sexual harassment, bullying and discriminatory harassment in the workplace, and every worker is assured of the protection of this right.
Harassment is any single or repeated occurrence of inappropriate conduct, comment, display, action or gesture or incidents of bullying that the person knows or ought reasonably to know could have a harmful effect on the employee’s psychological or physical health and safety.
Harassment includes conduct that is based on any personal characteristic such as, but not limited to, race, creed, religion, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability, physical size or weight, age, nationality, ancestry or place of origin.
Harassment also includes any inappropriate sexual conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to the person responsible for the conduct to be unwelcome, such as, but not limited to sexual solicitation or advances, sexually suggestive remarks, jokes or gestures, circulating or sharing inappropriate images or unwanted physical contact.
Reasonable action taken by an employer or supervisor related to the management and direction of employees, such as performance reviews, work evaluation, and disciplinary measures taken for any valid reason, is not harassment.
Workers are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and to have a work environment free from harassment and discrimination, as prescribed by the Province of Prince Edward Island’s occupational health and safety and human rights legislation (PEI Human Rights Act). This policy applies to all workers and representatives of the FilmPEI while in the workplace, on FilmPEI premises, or during any work-related and/or social functions.
Workers are expected to assist FilmPEI in its attempts to prevent and eliminate harassment in the workplace. FilmPEI will treat any form of harassment that occurs in the workplace seriously irrespective of the alleged harasser’s position within the organization.
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Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct was developed to Prevent and Respond to Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Violence. The Code represents a commitment by engaged stakeholders to shift the culture, to prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect and professionalism are the norm.
The Code of Conduct reinforces the concepts of zero tolerance, proportional consequences, consent-based interactions and no retaliation. It calls on signatories to encourage good-faith reporting and timely investigations. It better defines workplace and work-related activities and identifies gender equality and diversity as paths to changing behaviour. The Code demonstrates the industry’s commitment to shared action and is intended to be a living document that will be regularly informed by best practice.
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