Alberta Human Rights Commission

Webinar: Developing and Implementing an Effective Harassment Prevention Policy in the Workplace
October 14, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT

The Alberta Human Rights Commission is offering a webinar to describe what is needed to develop and implement an effective harassment prevention policy for workplaces.

Harassment based on specific areas and grounds is a form of discrimination that is protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act administered by the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Having a policy helps mitigate an organization's liability in harassment complaints, helps support the creation of respectful workplaces and provides a process for management to deal with harassment complaints.

This online webinar will include information on: harassment as it relates to the Alberta Human Rights Act; the need for developing a policy; key elements in a policy; how to develop a policy; how the policy can be implemented; and the Alberta Human Rights Commission's policy review service.

You can register online.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS
(August 2015)

  • Judy Schofield v. AltaSteel Ltd. (August 13, 2015; Joanne Archibald, Tribunal Chair)
  • Aleksandra Andric v. 585105 Alberta Ltd. o/a Spasation Salon & Day Spa (August 6, 2015; Sharon Lindgren-Hewlett, Tribunal Chair)
  • Fred Rosadiuk v. Altex Energy Ltd. (July 16, 2015; William D. McFetridge, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
  • Rick Kalinowski v. Nexen Inc. (Preliminary Matters Decision Regarding Severance Agreement; June 8, 2015; Sharon Lindgren-Hewlett, Tribunal Chair)
  • Debbie Visser  v. FortisAlberta Inc. (June 3, 2015; Melissa L. Luhtanen, Tribunal Chair)
  • Tristan Olsen v. Hi-Tech Assembly Systems Inc. (May 12, 2015; Melissa L. Luhtanen, Tribunal Chair)

These tribunal decisions can be accessed free of charge through the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.

READ THE QUARTERLY ISSUE OF THE COMMISSION NEWSLETTER
(June 19, 2015)

COMMISSION RELEASES TWO REVISED INFORMATION SHEETS
(May 2015)
The Commission has released two revised information sheets:

The publications have been substantially revised to reflect current information.

COMMISSION RELEASES 2013-14 ANNUAL REPORT
(January 6, 2015)
The Commission has released its 2013-14 Annual Report. The report provides a summary of results achieved in the three areas of activity undertaken by the Commission: education and engagement, complaint resolution, and complaint adjudication. It also includes information about the legislative framework for the Commission and the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, biographies of the Members of the Commission, and listings of tribunal decisions made in 2013-14. Read the report.

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ABOUT THE COMMISSION
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Our mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. We provide public information and education programs, and help Albertans resolve human rights complaints.

The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund has provided funding for this website.

Revised: August 28, 2015


 

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