Interpretive bulletins

The Commission publishes interpretive bulletins related to human rights law. Interpretive bulletins offer a comprehensive discussion of important human rights topics. They cite case law, provide descriptions of legal principles drawn from the case law, and offer practical information.

Interpretive bulletins

  • Duty to accommodate (February 2010)
        TEXT / PDF
  • Duty to accommodate students with disabilities in post-secondary educational institutions (September 2010)  
        TEXT / PDF
  • Rights and responsibilities related to pregnancy, childbirth and adoption
    (September 2010) 
        TEXT / PDF
  • Human rights in the hospitality industry (December 2010) 
        TEXT / PDF
  • When is discrimination not a contravention of the law? (currently under revision) 
  • Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace (December 2013)
        TEXT / PDF

These publications are available in text format and portable document format (PDF - Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please use the PDF version of a given document when printing a copy for personal or professional use when you want to retain formatting and graphics. Or order these and other publications online.

Revised: December 20, 2013     



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