Designed to provide federal employers, employees and bargaining agents with a complete yet concise overview of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Canadian Human Rights Act is the central federal legislation that protects the right of individuals to freely participate without unlawful discrimination in all key aspects of society including employment. The Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference – 2018 Edition is intended to provide federal employers, employees and bargaining agents with a complete, yet concise, overview of the Canadian Human Rights Act and its potential impact on those operating in federally regulated industries. Any employer or service-provider whose enterprise falls within this federal sphere is well advised to familiarize itself with the provisions of the Act. This Quick Reference will also be of interest to human resources professionals across Canada.
New in the 2018 edition
- Updated and enhanced discussion of relevant case law and case law references.
- Updates on jurisprudence with respect to family status discrimination.
- A summary of new legislation adding gender identity or expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Act.
- Updates to the prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Act, including the addition of gender identity or expression and genetic characteristics.