University of Lethbridge - The Diversity Advantage

Employment Equity Act

The University of Lethbridge is bound to the terms of the Employment Equity Act. The purpose of the Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and, in the fulfillment of that goal, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities by giving effect to the principle that employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences. More information on the Employment Equity Act can be found at: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-5.401/index.html and Employment Equity Regulations can be found here: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-470/index.html