OHRC Resources on Dress Codes, Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, and Employment
- Policy position on sexualized and gender-specific dress codes
- Sample gender-neutral dress code
- Dress code checklist: removing barriers based on sex and gender
- Examples of policies and expectations that may violate the Code
- Frequently asked Questions on sexualized and gender-specific dress codes:
- See Question #7 re: designing non-discriminatory dress codes
Sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment
- Backgrounder: sexual harassment and sex discrimination at work
- Policy on preventing sexual and gender-based harassment
- Webinar, “Preventing sexual harassment at work” (40 minutes, pre-recorded)
Human rights at work
The Human rights at work guide helps employers comply with human rights law and avoid discrimination in advertising, hiring, and all other aspects of employment. See in particular discussion on:
- Dress codes – s. IV.7(c)(ii), and accommodation requests – s. IV.8 (e)(vi)
- Reasonable, bona fide job requirements – s. IV.2
- Preventing and addressing human rights issues – s. IV.1(a)
E-Learning (20-30 minutes each)
OHRC policies and related plain-language brochures
- Policies provide more detail on employer responsibilities and employee and service user rights under the Human Rights Code.
- Brochures provide short, plain-language summaries, useful for education, training and advocacy.
- These resources cover topics like: creed, pregnancy and breastfeeding, disability and the duty to accommodate, race and related grounds, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, drug and alcohol testing, removing the “Canadian experience” barrier and others.