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Employment Rights (Human Rights)

The Abella Report

  • The Abella Report, also known as the Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, was published in 1984 and coined the term 'Employment Equity', which described the Canadian approach to dealing with employment disadvantages.
  • The report was commissioned by Rosalie Abella and it acknowledged that for nearly 25 years, human rights law was helping some but discriminating others.
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Canada Fair Employment Practices Act

  • On May 14, 1953, the Canada Fair Employment Practices Act became federal law.
  • The purpose of this Act was to protect workers against discrimination in employment and in trade union membership on the grounds of race, religion, colour, or national origin.
  • This Act applied to employees undertaking work or business that is in the legislative authority of the Canad