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International Human Rights Day- Is Your Organization Doing What Needs to be Done?

December 10 is International Human Rights Day.  It is a time for us to reflect upon the human rights we enjoy here in Canada, to advocate for others who do not enjoy these basic rights, and to highlight specific issues of concern wherever they may be found. This year has special significance as it is […]

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Human Rights Act

Understanding the Human Rights Act and How it Affects our Workplaces

Often during my time working as a Human Resources Manager, and while working with clients as a Human Resources consultant, I’ve had employees come to me with what they considered an act of discrimination and a violation of their human rights. Sometimes these have been legitimate issues, other times they have not fallen under the […]

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Duty to Accommodate: It is an Obligation!

accommodations could be required for any of the 16 protected characteristics: age, race, colour, religion, creed, ethnic, national or aboriginal origin, sex (including pregnancy and pay equity), sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, family status, marital status, source of income, irrational fear of contracting an illness or disease, association with protected groups or individuals, political […]

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