September 3 - 9, 2018 is Respectful Workplace Week. To highlight this important event, the Workplace Violence and Abuse Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research is hosting its 6th annual public presentation series on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Delta Fredericton. 
This one-day conference and workshop is offered as a no-charge public event and will focus on employer and employee rights and responsibilities and regulatory changes related to issues of abuse, domestic violence, and harassment at work. Presentations related to these topics will be facilitated by individuals from Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, WorkSafeNB, the NB Human Rights Commission and Lawson Creamer Lawyers. An afternoon workshop will focus on difficult conversations in the workplace. See details below.
Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is limited to 60 people and individuals must register to attend the full 1-day conference and workshop before August 25. To register please call the Women’s Equality Branch, Executive Council Office at (506) 453-8126 or 1-877-253-0266.
Public Conference and Workshop Schedule:
8:30 - 8:45 am
Registration & Coffee/Tea
8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome & Announcements
9:00 - 9:45 am
Presentation: Job Protection for New Brunswickers: Introducing a New Leave of Absence for Survivors of Domestic, Intimate Partner, ?and Sexual Violence
Paula Ultican, Director of Employment Standards
Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
9:45 - 10:30 am
Presentation: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sarina McKinnon, Legal Counsel and Head of Mediation Unit
New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
10:30 - 11:00 am

Refreshment Break
11:00 - 11:45 am

Presentation: New Brunswick’s New Regulations on the Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment
Geneviève Pilon, Assistant Director, Northeast Region
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Presentation: How to Comply with the New Anti-Bullying Regulation in New Brunswick: Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
Kelly VanBuskirk, Q.C., Ph.D, C.Arb. (P.C.)
Partner, Lawson Creamer Lawyers
12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:15 pm

Workshop: Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
Nicole Smith, Owner
Nicole Smith Conflict Management
3:15 – 3:30 pm
Closing and Wrap-up