New workplace violence, harassment regulations for N.B.

New Brunswick has new regulations to help reduce incidents of workplace violence and harassment.

Kelly VanBuskirk, a lawyer in Saint John, said employers must perform a risk assessment to determine the likelihood of violence in their workplace.

Employers must also create a code of practice outlining how they will prevent workplace harassment.

VanBuskirk said employees also have a role to play under the new regulations.

He says employees have to avoid any sort of behaviour that could constitute violence or harassment.

(with files from 91.9 The Bend)