Calgary MLA takes aim at workplace bullying in Alberta By Phil Heidenreich Online journalist Global News The Alberta Legislature on Feb. 26, 2016. Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... Sponsored content is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... ‘It’s costing us lives’: Hockey’s Brian Burke offers tips to end bullying and support the LGBTQ community “Alberta is one of the few provinces that doesn’t actually recognize psychological harassment or bullying in the workplace,” Craig Coolahan, the NDP MLA for Calgary-Klein, told Corus Entertainment’s Alberta Morning News. “A constituent of mine in Calgary-Klein had come to me with a story in which she felt that she had been bullied for quite some time in her workplace and was really unable to get it resolved or get any action towards making it stop and making her situation at work better.” On Wednesday, Coolahan introduced Bill 208, which he said would allow people to actually file bullying-related complaints with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety in order to have a third party investigate the allegations. Today I was proud to table PM Bill 208 that will help protect Albertans from harassment in their workplaces #ableg pic.twitter.com/hz4UmH5iDk — Craig Coolahan (@CraigCoolahan) November 9, 2016 The MLA told Alberta Morning News he’s heard from Albertans who say they support his proposed legislation. “They don’t want to see people bullied at work … this is really going to help their bottom line,” Coolahan said.
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