How the government addresses conflict and disrespectful behaviour

The government uses a collaborative approach to support our employees who are dealing with conflict and disrespectful behaviour in their workplace.

Our approach to resolving workplace conflict

We use a collaborative approach to resolve workplace conflict which allows all parties to discuss what is important to them, their needs, expectations and priorities in a safe, confidential environment.

This collaborative approach includes a variety of conflict management services that we offer our employees.

  • Employee orientation, training and education to promote awareness and increase conflict management skills.
  • Conflict coaching.
  • Mediation and facilitated conversations.
  • Work group conflict assessment.
  • Group facilitation and circle processes.

Who can access these services?

Support is available to all Government of Yukon employees who are experiencing a workplace conflict or disrespectful behaviour or who wish to prevent or manage work related conflicts. It is offered to individuals and groups.

The services are offered in a confidential manner by professionally trained and qualified staff who are impartial to the situation.

For more information see the respectful workplace policy.

Respectful workplace policy evaluation

The evaluation of the Government of Yukon’s respectful workplace policy in March 2019 was an independent review of the policy and activities undertaken in support of the policy by the Respectful Workplace Office. The evaluation addressed issues related to need, achieved results, design and delivery of activities, and resources.

Download the report.

Contact: 

For questions about how the government addresses conflict and disrespectful behaviour, email respectful.workplace@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-3536.