Discrimination in training could trigger human rights complaint

Workplace discrimination in training and development
By Natalie C. MacDonald
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Background

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. The two cases below highlight how some employers have tried to rely on having what they believed was a bona fide reason in not providing training to employees.