A great workplace is a discrimination-free workplace.

A respectful and inclusive workplace makes good business sense. Employers know they have human rights obligations to their employees, clients, and customers, but they don’t always know where to start.

This full-day, interactive online workshop is designed for small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit employers, managers, HR professionals, and anyone interested in creating a culture of human rights in their organization. You’ll learn about best practices for developing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, navigating accommodation requests, and putting a stop to racism and other forms of discrimination wherever they arise.

Topics covered include:

  • How human rights are protected by law
  • Discrimination and the BC Human Rights Code
  • Preventing, addressing, and responding to racism and other forms of discrimination in the workplace
  • An employer’s duty to accommodate
  • Supporting employees with addictions
  • Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment
  • COVID-19 and human rights
  • Creating an inclusive, discrimination-free workplace
  • Navigating the Human Rights Tribunal process

Cost is $200 per person.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-rights-in-the-workplace-an-overview-for-employers-tickets-229145880497

What: Human Rights in the Workplace: An Overview for Employers

When: April 5, 9:30am-4pm (with an hour for lunch and two 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon)

Who: Small businesses, non-profit employers, business owners, managers, union reps, and anyone interested in understanding how human rights laws apply in workplaces

The workshop will be delivered by Laura Track, an experienced human rights lawyer and the Director of the BC Human Rights Clinic. Laura represents complainants before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and has a knack for making legal information accessible and engaging.