They cite case law, provide descriptions of legal principles drawn from the case law, and offer practical information. The revised guides reflect the 2015 and 2018 amendments to the Alberta Human Rights Act, current case law, and Commission policies and guidelines at the time of updating.
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Human rights in Alberta
(7 days ago) Alberta has a law about human rights. It is the. Alberta Human Rights Act. This law helps to protect you from discrimination. n The Act protects you from . discrimination in 5 areas. For example: employment. n. The Act also has 13 grounds. People cannot discriminate against you on these grounds.
Human Rights in Alberta
(Just Now) Human rights in Alberta. Human rights in Alberta is a newspaper-style publication that provides plain language information about Alberta's human rights law and about the services offered by the Commission. Read more about the publication. Human rights in Alberta view-only PDF: This tabloid newspaper-size version is not suitable for printing from a personal computer, but you can view it online.
Rights and Responsibilities
(9 days ago) Human rights law includes the notion of the "extended workplace." Employers may become liable for behaviour or actions that occur away from the physical workplace but that have implications or repercussions in the workplace. For example, staff may be held liable for discriminatory behaviour during business trips, company parties or other
Human Rights Guides
(5 days ago) Human rights guides. The Commission publishes human rights guides (formerly referred to as interpretive bulletins) related to human rights law. Human rights guides offer a comprehensive discussion of important human rights topics. They cite case law, provide descriptions of legal principles drawn from the case law, and offer practical information.
(8 days ago) Law Society of British Columbia, discrimination imposes burdens, obligations or disadvantages on individuals or limits their access to benefits or opportunities. A policy or practice resulting in negative treatment based on any of the protected grounds is discriminatory even if it appears to treat everyone equally ( Ont. Human Rights Comm. v
Section 3 of Act
(7 days ago) Section 3 Discrimination re: publications, notices. Alberta Human Rights Act Section 3 Discrimination re: publications, notices 3 (1) No person shall publish, issue or display or cause to be published, issued or displayed before the public any statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation that
Family and Marital Status
(7 days ago) The law prohibits discrimination based on family and marital status in the area of tenancy. Examples of discrimination include landlords denying housing to families with children or treating single-parent families in a negative manner. A landlord may, however, be able to refuse to rent to a family where it can be shown that it is reasonable and
(1 days ago) Area: Employment. Ground: Gender/sexual harassment. Result: Resolved voluntarily through conciliation. A female sales clerk complained that a male supervisor sexually harassed her verbally by making comments about parts of her body and by suggesting they could "have a lot of fun in bed." She also claimed to have been grabbed from behind.
(4 days ago) Termination and severance. Termination. Section 7(1)(a) of the Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits an employer from refusing to employ or refusing to continue to employ an individual based on a protected ground unless the refusal is reasonable and justifiable in the circumstances and based on a bona fide occupational requirement. Should an employer consider terminating an employee where at
Becoming a Parent
(8 days ago) Becoming a parent in Alberta: Human rights, maternity and parental leave, and benefits. If you are becoming a parent, you may have questions about your entitlements; your human rights and responsibilities related to pregnancy, childbirth and maternity; and …
Charter of Rights
(2 days ago) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) is one part of Canada's Constitution Act.The Charter came into effect on April 17, 1982. The Charter is a set of laws containing the basic rules about how our country operates.It describes the powers of the federal government and provincial governments in Canada.
Medical Info in Workplace: For Employees
(1 days ago) Human rights law applies to a collective agreement even if it is not mentioned within the agreement itself. Please note: A complaint must be made to the Alberta Human Rights Commission within one year after the alleged incident of discrimination. The one-year period starts the day after the date on which the incident occurred.
Medical Info in Workplace: For Employers
(1 days ago) Review the attached sample forms along with current privacy and labour law statutes and cases to learn more about recent law related to medical information in the workplace. Ensure that there is a consistent approach to medical absences and return-to-work situations by using or creating forms such as the attached sample forms. For more information
When is Discrimination Not a Contravention
(7 days ago) Defences to human rights complaints (formerly called When is discrimination not a contravention of the law?) HUMAN RIGHTS GUIDE. The publication explains the concept of reasonable and justifiable discrimination, as well as current decisions that apply to the exemption for reasonable and justifiable discrimination in section 11 of the Alberta Human Rights Act.
(Just Now) Self-assessment (continued) Human rights law in Alberta only covers the areas of life or work called protected areas. The possible discrimination must also relate to a ground protected by the Act. Learn more about the protected areas and grounds. Learn more about common human rights issues: duty to accommodate, harassment, and pregnancy.
Sample harassment prevention policy
(9 days ago) Alberta human rights law prohibits workplace harassment based on these grounds. Harassment that is not linked to one of these protected grounds is not covered under the Act. The behaviour need not be intentional in order to be considered harassment. Examples of harassment that will not be tolerated in Alpha Company are: verbal or physical abuse,
(9 days ago) Sexual harassment. INFORMATION SHEET. A printable PDF version of this information sheet is available.. What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on the ground of gender, including transgender, which is prohibited under the Alberta Human Rights Act.  Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual behaviour that adversely affects, or threatens to affect
Rights and Responsibilities
(9 days ago) Your rights and responsibilities as an employee The Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act) prohibits discrimination in employment based on the protected grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income, and sexual orientation.
Guide for Respondents
(Just Now) The human rights complaint process: A guide for respondents. A printable pdf version of this guide is available. Alberta human rights law protects you The Alberta Human Right Act (the Act) protects people from discrimination in Alberta under specific protected areas and grounds.Under the Act, a person may make a complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission if they believe that …
(3 days ago) It was recommended that the complainant be compensated in the amount of $2300 for damages caused by offence to his dignity as a person with a disability. The complainant accepted the settlement. Area: Employment. Ground: Physical disability. Result: Resolved voluntarily through conciliation.
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Bona Fide Job Requirements
(7 days ago) The law recognizes that, in certain circumstances, a limitation on individual rights may be reasonable and justifiable. Discrimination or exclusion may be allowed if an employer can show that a discriminatory standard, policy or rule is a necessary requirement of a job, that is, if …
Pregnancy and Maternity Leave
(1 days ago) Pregnancy is included under the ground of gender, thus the law prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy. In most cases, it is contrary to the Act to: ask on job applications or in job interviews if an applicant is pregnant or plans to have children ; lay off or demote a woman because she is pregnant
(2 days ago) Plans for marriage, family, childcare. Any inquiries specific to gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status (including common-law relationships) or family status. Asking job applicants to specify Mr., Mrs., Miss or Ms. on forms. Race, colour, ancestry or place …
Employment: Releases, severance agreements and human
(6 days ago) agreements and human rights law An employee can make a human rights complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission if they believe an employer has discriminated against them. The Commission will review the complaint to determine if it is acceptable under Alberta’s human rights law, the Alberta Human Rights Act.