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Workplace, human rights and privacy

Canadian employment standards context

Bell makes every effort to maintain an inclusive work environment where all team members are valued for their contributions and have the freedom and protection to be who they are, free of discrimination, harassment and violence.

Our commitment to high workplace standards and our desire to provide team members with a fair, equitable and respectful place to work are grounded in the Code of Business Conduct and reinforced daily through many programs, initiatives, processes and policies that touch all team members. Bell operates in a highly regulated labour market in which most workers are protected by federal and/or provincial employment standards legislation that covers areas such as hours of work and overtime pay, minimum wage, pay, vacation time and vacation pay, public holidays, breaks, birth and adoption leave, personal emergency leave, family medical leave, and termination notice and termination pay. In many cases, Bell’s policies and programs exceed minimum legal requirements.

Human rights: 
To specifically support our commitment to human rights, Bell provides team members with information on roles, the accommodation process, resolution options, and other tools. These include a formal process and informal options to resolve accommodation issues for which the Human Resources workplace practices team is accountable. Unionized team members are protected through the 3-step resolution process in their collective agreement. Cases that are more complex are taken to an accommodation committee.
Internal complaint resolution: 
Bell offers team members a whistle- blowing channel where they can anonymously report any incidents they believe may contravene our policies or ethical standards. An independent administrator continually monitors this channel and responds to complaints.
Internal complaint resolution: 
Bell and its affiliated companies have long been focused on maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, security, and privacy of personal information for customers and team members. Bell’s privacy policy provides clear direction to team members about their responsibilities for safeguarding personal information. We also publish updated information on our website that clearly defines roles, processes, training support, and more. Team members can also address questions and obtain support through the privacy mailbox, which is monitored and promptly answered by the privacy coordinator.

 

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