Discrimination

November 30, 2016
PSAC is pleased to announce that we are working with the federal government on a newly created Joint Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
November 18, 2016
PSAC is thrilled that the House of Commons adopted a bill that will enshrine trans rights into Canadian law. The bill was passed at Third Reading, but will still need to go through the Senate. Bill C-16 adds gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. It also adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of distinguishing characteristics of “identifiable groups” protected by the hate speech provisions in the Criminal Code.
September 23, 2016
Workers should not be penalized for taking time off work for things that are out of their control, such as illness or family emergencies. This is what an adjudicator ruled in the case of eight PSAC members who were penalized after being absent for family and disability-related matters. The decision found that Correctional Service Canada’s attendance management program discriminated against employees on the basis of family status and disability.
June 16, 2016
It covers employer and employee obligations toward ensuring a work environment that is both inclusive and discrimination-free.
April 20, 2016
Robyn Benson, PSAC National President is urging the Liberal government to make proactive pay equity legislation a reality without further delay.
March 17, 2016
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 20, 2014
The Canada Border Services Agency discriminated against a PSAC member on the basis of his age, race and perceived obesity, thereby preventing him from securing permanent employment. 

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