Benefits, leave and accommodation
The Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act) prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment. The AHR Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income and sexual orientation. You can read more about the protected grounds. An employer cannot discriminate when providing employment benefits and leave to employees. Employers are required to accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship. For more information
- Duty to accommodate
- Pregnancy, and maternity and parental leave
- Medical leave
- Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace
- Family leave
- Mental or physical disabilities
- Pension, retirement and insurance plans
Revised: November 2, 2009
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