Issues that may not fall under the protection of Alberta's human rights law
The Commission receives many inquiries about workplace issues that do not fall under the protection of the AHR Act. In those cases, the Commission refers the inquirer to another organization that can help. In some cases, a workplace issue is complex and may relate to one or more laws or regulations.
You can read more about these workplace issues:
- Employment standards
- Employment insurance
- Workers' compensation
- Access to information and protection of privacy
You can read more about other legislation related to human rights:
Dress codes, poisoned work environments, and general workplace harassment
The AHR Act applies to dress codes, poisoned work environments and general workplace harassment only when there is discrimination based on the protected grounds in a particular situation. Read more about:
A note about incidents outside Alberta:
The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in Alberta and applies to Alberta workplaces. Alberta companies who do business outside of Alberta are responsible for complying with the laws of each jurisdiction in which they operate.
Questions about incidents outside Alberta should be addressed on an individual basis because of the complex nature of this area of law. Contact the Commission for more information.
Revised: January 26, 2010
Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination using the Internet. Please contact the Commission by telephone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.
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