HR Lecture 5.docx - Agenda Legal Requirements for HR Legislation affecting workplaces Human rights legislation o Prohibited grounds o Duty to

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Agenda Legal Requirements for HR - Legislation affecting workplaces - Human rights legislation o Prohibited grounds o Duty to accommodate o Undue hardship o BFORs o Disability - Examples Reminders – Due Monday Oct 1 - Quiz 2 and quiz 3 - Smartbook assignment #5 and #6 So, we’ll start with a bit of context Legal Framework - Government o Role is to create laws to uphold Canadian values and ideals - Judicial System o Role is to interpret and apply laws in specific cases Especially broad laws/ charters i.e. Charter of Rights and Freedoms o Decisions set precedent on how laws are applied Important to keep on top of judgements for HR professionals to understand interpretation and application of this. Legislation Affecting Workplaces Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Guarantees equity and fundamental rights Human Rights Legislation - Prohibits discrimination - Cannot turn away customers due to their sexual orientation, etc. - Applies to professional designations can’t stop someone from being a CPA for being a woman Employment Standards - Establishes minimum terms of work Ordinary Laws - Health and safety act Collective bargaining agreements Employment contracts - Both collective bargaining agreements and employee contracts are organization specific.
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These laws go from broad to specific. The more specific laws are not allowed to violate the laws that are more general. If it’s above something else on the list, it takes precedence over the items below on the list. The fundamental laws are the most important. Human Rights Legislation - Differs to some extent between provinces and federal level o Examples of industries under Federal Jurisdiction Banks Air transportation Rail and road transportation that crosses provincial borders Telecommunications Radio and TV broadcasting Businesses dealing with the protection of fisheries as a natural resource Most federal crown corporations o Covers intentional and unintentional discrimination o AKA direct vs. indirect discrimination.
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