Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Workplace Harassment Regulations Come Into Effect July 1

June 01, 2020

With new workplace harassment regulations coming into effect on July 1, 2020, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Prince Edward Island wants to ensure that employers are prepared for the upcoming changes.


Since announcing the new regulations in October 2019, the WCB has developed many resources to support employers and workers through the transition, including a Guide to Workplace Harassment Regulations, templates that employers can adapt for their own organization, and Frequently Asked Questions.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic, WCB was also offering free educations workshops for employers and workers across the province on the regulation changes. While the WCB was unable to continue in-person workshops, they have developed a new educational video that employers, supervisors and workers can access wherever they are working. The video provides an overview of the new Regulations and will provide employers with the information they need to ensure that they are in compliance.


“With a heightened awareness around the importance of workplace safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we know that Island employers are doing everything they can to protect their workers,” said Jim MacPhee, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island. “The new regulations are just one more tool that employers can use to promote a positive and respectful workplace, in order to keep their workplace safe.”


For more information on the workplace harassment regulations or to access the new video, please visit If employers want additional information or would like to discuss virtual workshop options, related to the workplace harassment regulations, please call 902-368-5697.

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Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
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