ERIC Number: ED222628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Canadian Human Rights Act. Physical Handicap and Employment = Loi canadienne sur les droits de la personne. Le handicap physique et l'emploi.
Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet presents administrative criteria for implementation of the Canadian Human Rights Act to be used by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to evaluate employment decisions affecting physically handicapped individuals. They are of value to employers who need to know how the Commission will analyze employer arguments that they have not discriminated against a handicapped person. The terms "reasonable accommodation" and "bona fide" as used in the Act are first defined. A number of basic principles agreed on by the Commission are then listed that apply to any employment decision made with respect to a physically handicapped person. These are in regard to equal treatment; testing; individuals, not categories; no stricter test; presumption of ability; and relevance of handicap. Criteria are set forth for determining whether employment decisions are discriminatory on the ground of physical handicap. A final section summarizes provisions of the Act regarding physical handicap. A list of Canadian Human Rights Commission offices is appended. (A French language version of the material is provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Human Rights Act
Note: For related documents, see CE 030 953-955; French version begins on p. 12.