Workplace policies are documents that outline clear boundaries and expectations in the professional environment, intended to protect both employers and employees alike. Simply, they are formal documentation of the company’s policies which covers various issues, inclusive of but not limited to harassment, dress codes, workplace violence, computer usage, verbal etiquette, discrimination, etc. As it is distributed to all employees and to omit ambiguity, it must be written in clear understandable language. The purpose of workplace policies is to communicate the workplace’s ideology and stance in advance of any event occurring so that it can clarify the consequences to both parties.
Buttar Law can assist in creating a variety of policies to comply with mandatory statutes such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (or AODA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act.