Employment equity and human rights
As an employer, you have the responsibility to create a work environment where employees are treated with respect. That means ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
This information will help you understand your obligations related to employment equity and human rights.
- Human rights and employment equity in federally regulated workplaces
If you are a private business regulated by the federal government, learn about your human rights obligations.
- Federal Contractors Program
Your business has 100 employees or more and works on federal government contracts of $1 million or more? You must meet employment equity requirements.
- Alberta Human Rights Commission
Only Applies to : AlbertaLearn about your obligations to protect human rights in the workplace.
- Human Rights Commission — Newfoundland and Labrador
Only Applies to : Newfoundland and LabradorObtain information on the Human Rights Code and find out how to eliminate discriminatory practices at your workplace.
- Women's Policy Office
Only Applies to : Newfoundland and LabradorFind out about gender equity related activities, violence prevention initiatives, and statistics and research on issues affecting women.
- Human rights in the workplace (Nova Scotia)
Only Applies to : Nova ScotiaLearn about your obligations to protect human rights in the workplace and provide reasonable accommodation for employees.
- New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
Only Applies to : New BrunswickLearn about your obligations to protect human rights in the workplace.
- A Guide To Interpreting Ontario's Pay Equity Act
Only Applies to : OntarioDid you know if you employ ten or more people, your business must pay your male and female employees the same salary for equal or comparable work?
- PEI Human Rights Commission
Only Applies to : Prince Edward IslandDetermine your responsibilities under the Human Rights Act and how to protect your employees from discriminatory practices.
- Pay equity in Quebec
Only Applies to : QuebecIf your Quebec enterprise has more than 9 employees, you are required to carry out a pay equity exercise as defined by this act.
(in French only)
- Human Rights in the Workplace (Saskatchewan)
Only Applies to : SaskatchewanFind out what you need to know about protecting your employees from workplace discrimination, your duty to accommodate, and the areas covered by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.
- Equity Works — The Equity Program of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Only Applies to : SaskatchewanCreate an Equity Plan for your workplace to develop a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment.
- A Guide to Application Forms and Interviews for Employers and Job Applicants — Saskatchewan
Only Applies to : SaskatchewanPrevent discrimination in your hiring process by knowing what interview questions you can or can't ask.
- Human rights in the workplace (Yukon)
Only Applies to : YukonGet the information you need to ensure that your business provides an environment free of harassment and discrimination.
- Ontario Human Rights Code and employment
Only Applies to : OntarioFind out about your rights and obligations as an employer under Ontario's Human Rights Code.
- Principles & Policies for Managing Human Resources
Only Applies to : ManitobaAs an employer in Manitoba you need to be aware of the Principles & Policies for Managing Human Resources.
- BC Human Rights Tribunal
Only Applies to : British ColumbiaA quasi-judicial body created by the BC Human Rights Code, this tribunal will help you mediate and adjudicate any human rights complaints.
- B.C. Human Rights Code
Only Applies to : British ColumbiaUnderstand the definition of discrimination and harassment and how complaints are handled in British Columbia.
- Safety at work: bullying and harassment in the workplace
Only Applies to : British ColumbiaGet the information you need to prevent and address bullying and harassment in your workplace.
- Understanding workplace rights
Only Applies to : British ColumbiaAs an employer, be aware of your obligations related to human rights and employment standards in B.C..
- Employment equity: Your obligations
Only Applies to : QuebecLearn more about your responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and protect your employees from discriminatory practices.(in French only)
- Workplace human rights: training and resources
Only Applies to : QuebecFind out how to develop business practices in accordance with the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms by accessing these free workplace training sessions.
- NWT Human Rights Resources for Employers and Employees
Only Applies to : Northwest TerritoriesKnow your obligations when it comes to protecting human rights and accommodating employees in the workplace.
- Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal
Only Applies to : NunavutLearn about your obligations to protect human rights in the workplace.