The Human Rights Legislation Group is composed of unit heads from all academic and non-academic groups on campus or their designates.
The group is co-chaired by Diane Kelly (Queen’s Legal Counsel and Access and Privacy Co-ordinator) and Irene Bujara (Human Rights and Equity Office Director). The purpose of the group is to provide the units and departments with the information they need to understand the constantly evolving landscape of human rights-related legislation, including amendments that give employers and service providerss additional responsibilities to prevent breaches of human rights.
Some of the pieces of legislation discussed include: the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its standards, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Federal Contractor's Program.
To help units understand these changes, and how they will affect the workplace, as well as the expectations of the skills required to meet our legal obligations, the group holds periodic informational meetings. Interested individuals should email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on attending the meetings or for access to resources.