Module three: Discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Preventing discrimination and harassment is one of the main goals of human rights legislation. Employers are responsible for actively discouraging and prohibiting discriminatory conduct such as sexual harassment, racial slurs, and discriminatory language which is demeaning on the basis of grounds that are protected in Alberta's legislation.

This module will help participants understand:

  • the types of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment,
  • what is a poisoned work environment,
  • the consequences of harassment and discrimination in the workplace,
  • the employer's responsibility in preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace,
  • the liability of employers, and
  • how appropriate policies, practices, and processes can create a work environment free from harassment and discrimination.

Read the complete list of Human Rights in the Workplace Workshop modules.

Reviewed: March 10, 2010


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