MHR 523 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Canadian Human Rights Commission, Canadian Human Rights Act, Protected Group

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2 Mar 2016
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Chapter 2: the changing legal emphasis- from compliance to valuing diversity. Federally regulated employers (federal civil service, crown corporations and agencies, transportation, banking and communications) The ccrf is contained in the constitution act of 1982. Equality rights (section 15, 1985): = protection and = benefit of the law without discrimination (in particular without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability) Employment standards enforcement has relied on a complaint based model. Filed complaint is settled through the ministry, not civil court. Race, colour, ancestry, creed or religion, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, mental/physical disability, receipt of public assistance. Embedded in policies with adverse impact on specific groups. Based on business necessity (safe and efficient operations) Adjustment of employment policies/practices so that no individual is denied benefits or is disadvantaged. Based on prohibited grounds in the human rights legislation.

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