Damages for human rights violations increasingly punish employers

Employers should guard against subtle forms of discrimination
By Peter Israel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/03/2004

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ong gone are the days when employers hung signs in the window stating that people of certain ethnic groups “need not apply.” However, employers must guard against more subtle forms of discrimination, such as the belief that a person with a disability won’t be capable of fulfilling job requirements or the pervasive existence of homophobic comments in the workplace.

Repeated sexual harassment