Module four: The duty to accommodate

The workplace is increasingly diverse. Employers are required to make a serious effort to find ways to meet the needs of employees as they relate to the grounds protected under Alberta's human rights legislation. Employers' rights and responsibilities are increasingly complex and evolve as the courts continue to make precedent-setting decisions that affect the duty to accommodate.

In this module, participants will learn about:

  • the duty to accommodate under the grounds in the Alberta Human Rights Act,
  • the three-part Meorin test to determine bona fide occupational requirements (BFOR),
  • how to respond to requests for accommodation from employees,
  • the meaning of undue hardship, and
  • the employer's obligation in the duty to accommodate.

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

Revised: March 10, 2010



Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive Alberta where the rich diversity of people is celebrated and respected, and where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in society, free from discrimination.