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MHR 523
Rasha Narsa

Chapter 4 Meeting Legal Requirements Government ImpactTo avoid flooding the courts with complaints and the prosecution of relatively minor infractions federal and provincial governments often create special regulatory bodies such as commissions and boards to enforce compliance with the law and to aid in its interpretationRegulation Legally enforceable rules developed by governmental agencies to ensure compliance with laws that the agency administersInvolvement creates three important responsibilities 1 Human resource experts must be up to date with the laws 2 They must develop and administer programs that ensure company compliance 3 They must pursue their traditional roles of obtaining maintain and retaining optimal workforce The Charter of Rights and FreedomCame into effect 1982Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equality before the law for every Canadian Content and Applicability of the CharterSection 1 subject only to such reasonable limits pre scribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society Section 15 Every individual is equal before the law and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination and in particular without discrimination based on race national or ethnic origin colour religion sex age or mental or physical disability Areas of ApplicationThe Right to Bargain Collectively and to Strike not protected under the CharterThe Right to Picket not protected under the CharterThe Right to Work o At the provincial level mandatory retirement is discriminatory under the human rights legislation Human Rights LegislationHuman Rights Act seeks to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to peoples race national or ethnic origin colour religion age sex sexual orientation marital status family status disability or a conviction for an offence for which a conviction has been granted Human Rights Legislation requires every employer to ensure that equal opportunities are in fact reality and that there is no discrimination either intentional or unintentionalScopeUsually employmentrelated laws and regulations are limited in scope their impact on the human resource management process is limited to a single human resource activity
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