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Human Resources
Course
MHR 623
Professor
Genevieve Farrell
Semester
Spring

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MHR623 CH 3 Foundations of Recruitment and Selection II Legal IssuesPart I A Basic Background in Legal requirements for Nondiscriminatory Recruitment and SelectionFour legal sources affect Cdn employment practices in RS 1 constitutional law 2 human rights law 3 employment equity legislation and 4 labour law employment standards and related legislationConstitutional law is the supreme law of CanadaHuman rights legislation across Canada prohibits discrimination in both employment and the provision of gods and servicesDiscrimination in employment refers to any refusal to employ or to continue to employ any person or to adversely affect any current employee on the basis that individuals membership in a protected group All Canadian jurisdictions prohibit discrimination at least on the basis of race or colour religion or creed age sex marital status and physical or mental disabilityEmployment equity programs are administrative mechanisms set up in many Cdn organizations in response to federal employment equity legislation initiatives and cover nearly 2 million working Cdns This program is intended to promote the entry and retention of people from designated groups including women visible minorities Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities Labour law employment standards and related legislation grant certain employment rights to both employers and employees but also impose a wide range of employment responsibilities and obligations Constitutional Law the Constitution of Canada 1867 is the supreme law of Canada and any law that is inconsistent with the provision of this is to the extent of the inconsistency of no force or effectSection 15 of the Charter of rights and freedoms is often cited in employment law 15 1 Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal 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 2 Subsection 1 does not preclude any law program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race national or ethnic origin colour religion sex age or mental or physical disability Human rights Legislation the Cdn Human Rights Act contains the following section 8 It is a discriminatory practi
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