Workshops

Public workshops
Read about public workshops.

If you have questions about our programs and services, contact us at EducationCommunityServices@gov.ab.ca.

Customized workshops

Customized workshops are half or full-day classroom style sessions that provide in-depth information. They are tailored to meet the needs of the organizations and are available upon request. Customized workshops focus on human rights topics such as:

  • Creating a respectful and inclusive workplace
  • Human rights in the workplace
  • Discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • The duty to accommodate
  • Human rights and the employment process
  • The human rights complaint process

Fees for the customized workshops are:
$472.50 for half day
$682.50 for full day

For more information and to book a customized workshop, contact us at EducationCommunityServices@gov.ab.ca.

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, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the Commission offered two public workshops and 65 customized and remedy workshops on human rights topics.

Revised: November 30, 2016

 

 


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