Publications

Library of Publications, Policies and Reports on Human Rights Issues. 

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Guide to Screening and Selection in Employment

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Workplace

Are you an employer? Do you want to ensure that your hiring and interviewing processes are fair and respectful to people’s human rights? This guide can help you ensure that your hiring process does not accidentally discriminate against individuals.

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Bona Fide Occupational Requirements and Bona Fide Justifications under the Canadian Human Rights Act - The Implications of Meiorin and Grismer

Subject Matter
International

What is direct discrimination? What is indirect discrimination? What are Bona Fide Occupational Requirements? What is undue hardship? What significance did the Meiorin and Grismer decisions have on this area of human rights law? This report provides answers to these questions and also outlines the Commission's investigation process for complaints.

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No Alternative: A Review of the Government of Canada's Provision of Alternative Text Formats for People Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind or Visually Impaired

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Human Rights

How have federal institutions failed to accommodate the needs of people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment? This report highlights how the Government of Canada has failed to accommodate the needs of the disabled. It also recommends a method of ensuring that all individuals living in Canada have access to the same level of service.

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National Security and Human Rights Concerns in Canada: A Survey of Eight Critical Issues in the Post-9/11 Environment

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Human Rights

How were human rights impacted by the attacks of 9/11? What are the current and potential points of friction between national security practices and human rights protection in Canada? This report examines eight critical issues including border security, the Anti-Terrorism Act and the experience of Maher Arar. It puts these issues in a historical context, and explores the impact they have on human rights in Canada.

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No Answer II: A Review of Federally Regulated Organizations’ Telephonic Communications with People Who Are Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing

Subject Matter
International

How have federally regulated organizations failed to accommodate the needs of people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment? This report identifies how federal regulated organizations have failed to accommodate the needs of the disabled. It also recommends an approach to ensure that all individuals living in Canada have access to the same level of service.

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Human Rights and the Return to Work: The State of the Issue

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Workplace

Are you an employer? Do you know your responsibilities for accommodating an employee who returns to work after a long absence? This report examines the issues that surround employees returning to work after a prolonged absence. It also suggests an approach for remaining up-to-date on an absent employee’s health while respecting their rights.

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Anti-harassment policies for the workplace: An Employer's Guide

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Workplace

Are you an employer? Do you have or are you trying to implement an anti-harassment policy? This guide can help you develop and implement an anti-harassment policy in your workplace. It also provides you with tips on how to prepare, monitor and update your policies so that your employees are aware of their rights.

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International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review

Subject Matter
International

How can we ensure that new facilities meet the physical needs of as many people as possible? What best practices should be adopted in the development of buildings and landscapes? This study examines various national accessibility codes and standards for both buildings and landscapes in order to determine best practices based upon universal design principles. It includes examples of best practices, product information, cost and availability.

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A Place for All: A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Publication Type
Tools for Employers
Subject Matter
Workplace

Are you an employer? Do you understand your obligation to accommodate all employees? Would you like to know how to develop a workplace accommodation policy? This guide can help you understand your legal obligations when creating your workplace accommodation policies and procedures.

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A Matter of Rights - Special Report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the Repeal of Section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

Publication Type
Research Reports
Subject Matter
Indigenous Issues

What were the Commission’s reasons for recommending that section 67 be repealed from the Canadian Human Rights Act? What impact did the Commission anticipate the legislative change would have on First Nations communities? This 2005 report recommends that Parliament eliminate section 67 so that First Nations people living on reserve have access to the same human rights protection available to other people in Canada.

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