Category: Human Rights
Complaints About Discrimination or Harassment in the Workplace
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that all organizations in Alberta provide a safe and respectful workplace. Each employer needs a written policy outlining the steps they’ve taken to provide this and how the company meets acceptable standards. There should also be a complaints procedure outlining how [...]
Compensation for Lost Wages Due to Discrimination in the Workplace
If employers in BC breach their duty to accommodate disabled employees in the workplace, they may be answerable to the discrimination laws in the province. Significant “injury to dignity” damages are being awarded to employees in BC as well as compensation for lost wages because of such breaches. The [...]
Alberta’s only female cardiovascular surgeon files human rights complaint against AHS
Dr. Teresa Kieser, of Foothills Medical Centre, has much to celebrate. She's been recognized both nationally and internationally for her work in the operating room, and for the countless medical and research papers she’s published. However, her journey hasn’t been easy, and the difficult times have culminated in [...]
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