Module two: Human rights legislation in the workplace

Across Canada, there are human rights laws that protect the rights of citizens in certain areas, such as employment, and on specific grounds.

This module will:

  • introduce participants to the Alberta Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in specific areas and grounds, and
  • explain the relationship between human rights laws and other employment laws, such as the Employment Standards Code and the Workers' Compensation Act.

Read the complete list of Human Rights in the Workplace Workshop modules.

Revised: March 10, 2010


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