Yukon Human Rights 101 Workshop

June 25, 2024 at
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM MST
Yukon Public Library - Meeting Room 1171 Front Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Most adults spend at least a third of their lives in the workplace, and our working conditions and relationships can have major impacts on our overall health, well-being, and sense of self. And while, in an ideal world, everyone is treated respectfully and with dignity in their workplace, harm may still occur.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission exists to combat and eliminate discrimination and discriminatory harassment in the territory. Through education, research, and investigating complaints under the Yukon Human Rights Act, the Commission can address discrimination and discriminatory harassment in employment, housing, service provision, union and trade association memberships, and in public contracts.

This workshop will introduce you to your rights under the Act; help you to define and understand discrimination, harassment, the Duty to Accommodate, and more; and share information on what to do if you or folks you know experience discrimination or discriminatory harassment.

Experienced Yukon Human Rights Commission staff will be facilitating this workshop and providing you with up-to-date legal information, teaching you to recognize when discrimination may be occurring, and explaining best practices for employers and employees on how to prevent and resolve instances of discrimination and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and beyond.