BU354 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Protected Group, Job Evaluation, Fide

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Guarantees fundamental freedoms to all canadians 1982. Charter takes precedence over all laws except: if they can be demonstrably justified as reasonable limits in a free and democratic society, when a legislative body invokes the notwithstanding provision (allows exemption from the charter) Charter provides: freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion, expression, freedom of press/media/communication, freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association. Equality rights: s15 of charter, guarantees right to equal protection/benefit of the law w/out discrimination. Prohibits intentional/unintentional discrimination in its policies pertaining to employment. Supersedes terms of any employment contract or collective agreement. Prohibited grounds (all jurisdictions): race, colour, religion/creed, sex, marital status, age, physical/mental disability, sexual orientation. Not all covered: national/ethnic origin, family status, ancestry, place of origin, and others. Distinction, exclusion, or preferences based on one of the prohibited grounds that impairs equal recognition or exercise of the person"s freedoms/rights.

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