Information sheets

The Commission publishes information sheets related to human rights law.  The information sheets cover a range of important human rights issues, providing a brief overview of the topic and, in some instances, citing case law. 

Please note: The dates beside the titles listed below are the dates of the current versions of the information sheets. If you have a previous version of an information sheet (dated earlier than the date below), please discard it and use the current version, which you can link to below. 

The information sheets are arranged under four categories:

1. General information

  • Protected areas and grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act (April 2018)
         TEXT / PDF

2. Complaint process

  • Notice of Revisions to the Human Rights Complaint Resolution Process (December 2019)
        TEXT / PDF
  • The human rights complaint process (Currently under revision)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Conciliation Process (December 2019)
        TEXT / PDF 
  • Investigation Process (December 2019)
        TEXT / PDF 
  • Remedy (May 2015)
        TEXT / PDF

3. Human rights and employment

  • Pre-employment inquiries (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • A recommended guide for pre-employment inquiries (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Employment: Duty to accommodate (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Employment: Releases, severance agreements and human rights law (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF 
  • Developing and implementing an effective harassment and sexual harassment policy (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Sample harassment prevention policy (October 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Harassment as a form of discrimination (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Sexual harassment (October 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace:
    A summary for employers (October 2009) 
         TEXT / PDF
  • Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace:
    A summary for employees (October 2009) 
         TEXT / PDF
  • Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace:
    A summary for doctors (October 2009)
         
    TEXT / PDF 

4. Protected areas and grounds

  • Mental or physical disabilities and discrimination (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Equal pay for similar work (October 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Family status and marital status (November 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Source of income (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Pregnancy and maternity leave (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Sexual orientation (July 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Appearance and dress codes (October 2017)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Racial profiling (March 2012)
        TEXT / PDF 
  • Religious beliefs (April 2016)
         TEXT / PDF
  • Human rights in tenancy (October 2018)
         TEXT / PDF
  • Human rights in condominiums (October 2018)
         TEXT / PDF

These publications are available in text format and portable document format (PDF - Adobe Acrobat Reader).  Please use the PDF version of a given document when printing a copy for personal or professional use when you want to retain formatting and graphics.  Or order these and other publications online.

Revised: January 15, 2020

 

 

 

 


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