Building an inclusive workplace
The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on the protected 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.) Employers can create an inclusive workplace by ensuring all employees are treated with respect and given the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the employment process without discrimination.
Under the AHR Act, employers have an obligation to create an inclusive workplace. This includes removing discriminatory barriers that prevent individuals from getting a job or promotion; accommodating employees who have special needs; and ensuring that the work environment is free from discrimination.
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The Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction is an award given to businesses for their contributions to human rights and diversity in the workplace.
Revised: April 11, 2017
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta.
Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination by email. Please contact the Commission by phone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.
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