Benefits, leave, and accommodation

The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment. The Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income, and sexual orientation. You can read more about the protected grounds. An employer cannot discriminate when providing employment benefits and leave to employees. Employers are required to accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship.


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.