The Alberta Human Rights Commission offers both public and customized educational workshops on specific topics for various groups, including employers, employees, unions, professionals, educators, community groups and others. In addition, the Commission offers workshops for specific audiences such as Government of Alberta employees.
Read details about public workshops.
Customized workshops are held at the request of an organization and are tailored to meet the needs of the organization. Read details about customized workshops.
The need for human rights education in the workplace
About eighty per cent of human rights complaints originate in the workplace, and employers have a responsibility to ensure their workplaces are free of discrimination. Business owners and executives, managers and supervisors, human resource specialists and others with human rights responsibilities, union representatives, employees, and other stakeholders want answers to questions such as:
- What areas and grounds are protected under Alberta's human rights legislation?
- What are an employer's legal responsibilities for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination based on the protected grounds?
- How does human rights legislation affect hiring practices and job requirements?
- What are the legal requirements for employers to accommodate employees with disabilities or other needs protected under Alberta's human rights legislation?
- What is undue hardship and when does it apply?
- What is the impact of human rights law on employee benefits?
From April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, the Commission offered 41 customized workshops and five public workshops across the province. Participants from these sessions have consistently told us they appreciate the positive tone and message of respect and inclusion for all as well as the strategies to create welcoming and respectful workplaces.
Revised: January 30, 2013
Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination using the Internet. Please contact the Commission by telephone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.
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The Commission will make publications available in accessible multiple formats upon request. Multiple formats provide access for people with disabilities who do not read conventional print.