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Your rights at work

Everyone must be treated equally at work.

You are protected against discrimination and harassment from:

  • your managers
  • your colleagues
  • third parties such as customers or suppliers

No one can treat you differently on the basis of the personal characteristics that are prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. 

What are the prohibited grounds for discrimination?


  Employment includes:

  • hiring and pre-hiring (job offers, application forms, interviews)
  • conditions of employment (salary, probation)
  • professional development, promotions, transfers
  • layoff, suspension, dismissal

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most common human rights questions that we receive from employees and people looking for work.

Check it out to see if you can find answers to yours!

FAQ

Tools and resources

The Commission provides a variety of free tools to help you understand your rights and meet your obligations.

Other organizations

  • CNESST (Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail)
  • GAIHST (Groupe d'aide et d'information sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail)
  • CRHA (Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés)
This video explains the rights protected at work in American Sign Language (ASL)