The Alberta Human Rights Act [“AHRA”] protects Albertans from discrimination in certain areas based on specific grounds.

The purpose of the AHRA is to ensure that all Albertans are offered an equal opportunity to earn a living without discrimination.

The protected rights under section 7 of the AHRA include:

  • Race
  • Religious beliefs
  • Colour
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Physical disability
  • Mental disability
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Place of origin
  • Marital status
  • Source of income
  • Family status
  • Sexual Orientation

Further section 6 of the AHRA addresses equal pay where employees of both sexes perform the same or substantially similar work for an employer. Substantive progress is being made in rectifying this aspect of discrimination in today’s world, but there are still material gaps that need to be addressed.

For further information, please visit the Alberta Human Rights Commission site.

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination at your workplace, it is important to get into contact with us as soon as possible.

Let our team PROTECT YOU from being taken advantage of, and ensure to FURTHER YOUR INTERESTS by dealing with your claim through your employers or the Alberta Human Rights Commission tribunal.

Nobody should put up with discrimination and feel belittled at their place of work.

If you have questions about your particular situation, please contact one of our employment lawyers today.

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