This course provides learners with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a piece of legislation that seems daunting but is in fact quite helpful when dealing with complex workplace issues. It’s important to have discussions around disability and accommodation proactively. The goal of this course is to provide learners with the basic skills needed to effectively and sensitively address the needs of employees who require accommodation due to a disability.
Overall Learning Goal
After completing this learning module, learners will understand how the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act applies to social enterprises in the province and what responsibilities arise from the legislation.
To help achieve this learning goal, learners will…
Understand and be able to explain the following key points…
The role of the NS Human Rights Commission
Why the NS Human Rights Act should matter to a social enterprise
Fundamental terms such as discrimination, accommodation and disability
Exceptions to the NS Human Rights Act
Be able to use the following skills, tools, processes, procedures…
Use the NS Human Rights Act to create workplace policies and practices that promote the spirit of the legislation
Identify appropriate online resources that can help a social enterprise navigate their obligations under the HR Act
Partner with the NS Human Rights Commission to create a customized training session for your social enterprise
Actually do the following tasks…
Comfortably navigate the NS Human Rights Act
Review existing policies and practices to ensure they are in accordance with provincial legislation
- Use the NS Human Rights Act to work through scenarios involving issues around disability and accommodation
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Badge
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