Employment equity and human rights

Human rights legislation exists at both provincial and federal government levels. The legislation protects people from discrimination.

Alberta human rights information

Alberta Human Rights Commission
The Alberta Human Rights Commission carries out functions under the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act.
Alberta Human Rights Act
The purpose of the Alberta Human Rights Act is to ensure that all Albertans are offered an equal opportunity to earn a living, find a place to live and enjoy services customarily available to the public without discrimination.
Employment Equity
This Alberta Human Rights Commission fact sheet defines employment equity and explains fair and equal treatment.

Canada human rights information

Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
The CHRC ensures compliance with the Employment Equity Act and administers the Canada Human Rights Act.
Canada Human Rights Act
This act prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, mental or physical disability or pardoned criminal conviction.
Employment Equity Act
This act ensures that federally regulated organizations provide equal employment opportunities to four designated groups. The groups are women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Equality in the workplace
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada provides information and resources about employer and employee rights and obligations in the workplace.