Publications

February 2017

The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation. This guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, job applicants, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.

May 2015

This framework document summarizes the roles, responsibilities and statutory requirements under the Employment Equity Act. It also outlines the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s approach for its employment equity Compliance Program by providing information on the strategic planning of audits as well as on the audit process.

June 2014

Human rights law prohibits discrimination based on the ground of family status. This means that when an employee must care for a family member, employers have a legal obligation to accommodate that employee. This guide provides tips for developing accommodation solutions that are in harmony with human rights law. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.

June 2014

A user-friendly guide to working together on health issues in the workplace

January 2014

Individuals with environmental sensitivities experience a variety of adverse reactions. This medical condition is a disability. This document is a policy on environmental sensitivities. It provides guidance and strategies to minimize or eliminate exposure to triggers in the environment.

March 2011

Designed specifically for First Nations leaders and administrators, the Handbook offers information to help First Nations communities identify and resolve human rights issues.

January 2011

Are you an employer or employee under federal jurisdiction looking to better understand your rights, obligations, and duites regarding pregnancy in the workplace? This policy and set of best practices explains some of the benefits of providing a respectful and inclusive workplace for pregnant employées. It also identifies potentially discriminatory practices, and offers practical solutions.

January 2011

This Accommodation Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop an accommodation policy.

January 2011

This Anti-harassment Policy Template was developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to help employers meet their human rights obligations. This easy-to-use tool is for employers that may not have the time or resources to develop their own anti-harassment policy.

March 2010

Are you an employer? Do you know your responsibilities to pregnant employees in the workplace? This guide can help you create a respectful work environment that prevents discrimination related to pregnancy.