As an employer, manager, business owner or supervisor you have responsibilities to ensure that discrimination and harassment do not occur in your workplace. The Human Rights Code protects current, past and potential employees.
In 2009, more than 75 per cent of the registered complaints were in the area of employment.
When a complaint is brought to the attention of the Commission, you may be contacted in an effort to resolve the issue informally (pre- complaint resolution). Once a formal complaint is filed, an initial review of the complaint will be done by the Commission to determine the appropriate next steps. These steps may include preliminary assessment, mediation, and/or investigation.
The following publications may help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer: