Human rights good for business: study

Employers believe good human rights pratices are good for business, but are unsure about what they need to be doing
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/10/2003

Employers believe good human rights practices are good for business — but organizations aren’t sure about what they need to be doing, according to a new study out of Alberta.

The province’s human rights and citizenship commission surveyed more than 500 employers across Alberta in an attempt to reduce discrimination in the workplace and to gain a better understanding of how employers view human rights.

While the study shows employers believe respecting human rights is good for business, with 90 per cent of employers saying it’s important to be informed about human rights, it also reveals that a majority of employers don’t provide information to employees on the subject and aren’t sure what constitutes discrimination under provincial law.