In the Workplace

Are you feeling threatened by a colleague at work or outside work? The following resources provide information on violence in the workplace, including verbal or written threats or intimidation, harassment, sexual advances, verbal abuse and physical assaults.

The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff s as a good place to start.

You may also find helpful resources listed under these legal topics: Bullying, Harassment, Sexual harassment.

CPLEA Suggested Resources

Not sure where to begin finding answers to your questions. Get started with our suggested resources. See additional resources below for more information.

This online resource is provided by Willownet, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. This resource includes information about restraining orders in emergency and non-emergency situations, as well as the process of getting a restraining order, and the steps to take after applying for a restraining order.

Related legal topic(s): Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

Alberta Resources

This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: What is Assault?, Intent, Consent, Self-Defence, Legal Options Available to the Victim, and Self-Referral Numbers. This resource is also available for download as a PDF (6 pgs)..

Related legal topic(s): Crimes and offences, Sexual assault, Victim support and victim rights


Relationship violence can strike anyone, but teenagers are particularly vulnerable to misconceptions about what physical and emotional violence are, and what they mean. If it hurts, dominates or controls, it's not romance! This page from the Red Cross provides links to publications about relationship violence, what is is, what parents can do, and information about what is healthy and unhealthy in relationships.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Family violence general resources, Relationship violence

This online publication from Department of Justice Canada describes the nature of stalking and ways of dealing with it. It can also be downloaded as a PDF and is available in four different languages (French, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish) by using the “Back to Publications” link and scrolling down the page (PDF - 20 pgs. 2003)

Related legal topic(s): Crimes and offences, Harassment, Relationship violence

This online resource from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety deals with violence or the threat of violence against workers at or outside the workplace. It includes information about courses as well as tips sheets and other resources about workplace violence, bullying, parking lot safety, working alone, and cyber bullying.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Workers' health and safety