Workplace discrimination prohibited — and that includes training

Refusing training on a prohibited ground could lead to a human rights complaint
By Natalie C. MacDonald
|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 11/22/2004

A decision not to provide training for an employee, even when the employer believes it has a bona fide reason, could draw the employer into a human rights contest.

While not discriminating against an employee appears to be such a simple and obvious thing to do, some employers fail to grasp this concept. Two cases highlight how some employers have tried to rely on having what they believed was a bona fide reason in not providing training to employees.

Green v. Canada (Public Service Commission)