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Strengthening Workplace Inclusion: Gender Identity & Gender Expression

Posted by HRdownloads on Sep 21, 2017 2:30:00 PM

On June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-16 received Royal Assent, and with its passage “gender identity” and “gender expression” were added to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act. In addition, the Criminal Code was updated to extend protections against hate speech and hate crimes on these grounds. While many provincial and territorial jurisdictions already include gender identity and expression in their human rights codes, Bill C-16 applies the law to federally regulated workplaces and services.

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Topics: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Bill C-16

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