Five legal questions around diversity and inclusion at work

November 26, 2020

By HR Reporter |

Many communities are grappling today with diversity issues, and the workplace is no different.

Canadian HR Reporter spoke with Ronald Minken, founder and managing principal at Minken Employment Lawyers in Markham, Ont., about how employers can create a successful diversity and inclusion environment.

Q: What laws or statutes do employers have to understand?

A: “Employers have to be aware of many laws and legislation such as the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Pay Equity Act and the Employment Standards Act, 2000. They’re really designed to protect the employee and it’s incumbent on employers to be aware of these laws and to comply with these laws.”

Q: What steps should be taken to set up diversity and inclusion policies?

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