Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) is available to provide Western’ s faculty members with information on the University’s discrimination and harassment policies, employment equity and other human rights related issues. We are here to help make Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of our campus community. Our service is confidential except in specific circumstances.
If you are a faculty member at Western you may find the information below useful.
The UWOFA (University of Western Ontario Faculty Association) collective agreement contains an article on Employment Equity. For general information on employment equity, please see the Employment Equity & Diversity section of our website.
Discrimination and Harassment
If you are a member of UWOFA, you are subject to the UWOFA policy on Non-Discrimination/Harassment. For general information on discrimination and harassment, please see the Discrimination and Harassment section of our website.
Duty to Accommodate
Western has created the Duty to Accommodate Guidelines to assist with accommodating the needs of its community members protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Some examples of needs that must be accommodated result from factors related to disability, sex, age, family status, ethnic or national origin, and religious beliefs. For general information on the duty to accommodate, please see the Duty to Accommodate section of our website.
Faculty Employment Equity Guide
(for appointment, promotion and tenure Committees)
This guide has been developed to help ensure a fair and equitable process in the hiring and promotion process. All members of Appointment/Promotion and Tenure Committees are asked to review the guide prior to starting their committee work each year.
The guidelines for academic accommodations for students with disabilities are published each academic year in Western's academic calendar. These guidelines summarize the process of requesting, granting, and making arrangements for academic accommodation and detail the responsibilities of those involved in the process.
It is essential that instructors be able to conduct classes and labs without disruption or intimidation by students in the class; it is essential that students are able to attend and participate in classes and labs free from such behaviours as well. The University administration will fully support all the steps necessary to ensure that this is the case.
This unique and informative Multicultural Calendar provides detailed information on multifaith, multicultural and diversity related holidays and observances. To access Western's online calendar you will need your Western User ID and password. For guidance on accommodation in the workplace and academic environments at Western, please review our Supplementary Guide to the Multicultural Calendar: Religious Accommodation on Campus.
Also from this web page: