Alberta Human Rights Panel Attempts to Create New Responsibilities for Employers



January 28, 2011

  The Alberta Court of Appeal recently struck down an Alberta Human Rights Panel decision that extended employer-employee human rights obligations to contractor arrangements. In its original decision

, the AHRP was asked to rule whether Syncrude could be named as an employer in a complaint, even though the complainant worked for a subcontractor. The complaint centered on whether the project’s drug-testing requirements infringed upon the rights of an employee who was fired after failing a test.

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