Protected grounds

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.

  • Mental or physical disabilities and discrimination (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Equal pay for similar work (March 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Family status and marital status (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Source of income (February 2012)
        TEXT /PDF
  • Pregnancy and maternity leave (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Sexual orientation (March 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Appearance and dress codes (February 2012)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Racial profiling (March 2012)
        TEXT / PDF 
  • Drug and alcohol dependencies in Alberta workplaces (March 2012) 
        TEXT / PDF
  • Religous beliefs (April 2016)
         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: April 5, Under



    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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    The Commission will make publications available in accessible formats upon request for people with disabilities who do not read conventional print.