Alberta Human Rights Commission
GENDER IDENTITY AND GENDER EXPRESSION NOW EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION
Bill 7 is now in force. The Bill amends the Alberta Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the Act as expressly prohibited grounds of discrimination.
The Commission is in the process of updating its publications and website to reflect the amendments to the legislation. In the meantime, if you are reading a Commission publication or web page dated before December 11, 2015, please note that the amendments have not yet been incorporated into the publication or web page.
For more information, see the Notice of Changes to Alberta's Human Rights Legislation.
RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS
- Adam Quraishi v. Calgary Islamic School (January 20, 2016; Duncan Marsden, Tribunal Chair)
- Kishor Lalwani v. ClaimsPro Inc. (January 14, 2016; Sharon Lindgren-Hewlett, Tribunal Chair)
- White v. Lethbridge Soccer Association (Preliminary matters decision; January 12, 2016; William J. Johnson, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
- Warren Chugg v. Brooks Industrial Metals Ltd. (Preliminary matters decision regarding severance agreement; December 10, 2015; Joanne Archibald, Tribunal Chair)
- Shafqat Ullah v. Hertz Young Motors (1971) Ltd. (December 1, 2015; William J. Johnson, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
These tribunal decisions can be accessed free of charge through the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.
The Commission mourns the loss of Wendy Wong, Complaint Registrar, Southern Regional Office
(December 14, 2015)
You can read the December 14, 2015 special issue of the Commission newsletter.
COMMISSION RELEASES 2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT
(December 1, 2015)
The Commission has released its 2014-15 Annual Report. The report provides a summary of results achieved in the three areas of activity undertaken by the Commission: education and engagement, inquiry and complaint resolution services, 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 2014-15. Read the report.
FREE WEBINAR VIEWING: DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY IN THE WORKPLACE
(October 20, 2015)
The webinar Developing and Implementing an Effective Harassment Prevention Policy in the Workplace, held on October 14, 2015, is available for free viewing. You will need to register in order to view the recording of the webinar.
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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: February 2, 2016
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