If, upon investigation, it is determined that a report was falsified or made maliciously, the employee who provided the false information will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Those who are or believe they may become a victim of threatening or violent behavior, whether in the workplace or outside the workplace, may also contact Carebridge, the College's Employee Assistance (EAP) and Work-Life Program provider to obtain advice and counsel in dealing with the situation. NB: This policy covers all College premises, and College sponsored events as well as off-campus sites should an incident occur that is shown to have an adverse impact on a community member or the College.
Examples of threatening behavior include, but are not limited to: Violent behavior is defined as the use of physical force or violence to inflict harm to others, to endanger the health or safety of another person or the property of the college or property on college premises belonging to others, or restrict the freedom of action or movement of another person.
Examples of violent behavior include, but are not limited to: Human Resources and Public Safety will coordinate the investigation of all reports of threatening or violent behavior promptly and impartially and as confidentially as possible.
The College will take prompt and appropriate action whenever a safety concern arises.
Threatening behavior is defined as an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual's health or safety, or with the property of the College, or property on College premises belonging to others, which causes a reasonable apprehension or fear that such harm or injury is about to occur.
The College is committed to providing faculty and staff with a safe environment free from threats, intimidation and violence as described in this policy.
The College relies on its managers, supervisors and employees to be alert to the existence of threatening or violent behavior by employees or non-employees (vendors, applicants, visitors, spouses, etc.) against self, others, College property, or property on campus belonging to others.
As defined by the University Calendar, “any student commits an instructional offence who disrupts a class or other period of instruction if he or she: (a) is a registered member of the class or period of instruction; (b) is warned to discontinue any act or behaviour reasonably judged by the instructor of the course or period of instruction to be detrimental to the class, and having ignored such warning is ordered by the instructor to leave and refuses to leave.” Disruptive behaviour can also occur outside the classroom or period of instruction.Any form of retaliation against any person for making a bona fide report concerning threatening or violent behavior in the workplace or non-work-related report is prohibited.Any employee who believes he/she has experienced such retaliation should inform Human Resources, the EO officer or another appropriate College resource person immediately (e.g., vice president of Human Resources or vice president for College and Community Relations).All employees are expected to cooperate in any investigation.A timely resolution of each report should be reached and communicated to all parties involved as soon as possible.