Human Rights Advisory Services

Human Rights Advisory Services
Human Rights Advisory Services

Human Rights Resolution Processes

Department heads, managers and supervisors at Queen's University have a duty to respond to incidents of human rights that occur in the workplace, classroom or residences. As soon as they become aware of an issue, administrators must quickly embark upon an effective human rights resolution process, the goal of which is to restore the learning/living/working environment for all members of the community who have been adversely affected by the discrimination or harassment.

Should you have questions about conducting a human rights resolution process, please don't hesitate to contact the office or to consult the resources listed below.


Training Module :This HRO training module provides administrators with the tools and information they need to nip human rights issues in the bud by leading them through realistic case scenarios.

Legal Blog :This blog outlines five steps to effective internal investigation of human rights, workplace violence and harassment issues.

Case-work Review: This website reviews a dozen recent cases dealing with workplace harassment all of which reveal a three-part message for employers who have been alerted to issues of harassment in the workplace:

  • Stop the Harassment
  • Investigate when needed
  • Restore the Environment

Individual cases highlighted circumstances in which employers did not meet the duty to respond.