Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) is available to provide Western’s leaders and managers 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 leader/manager at Western you may find the information below useful.
As a leader/manager, you are responsible for implementing an equitable employment system that is fair for all, operates on merit and is free from systemic barriers that might have an adverse effect on the hiring or promotion of any group of people. To review Western’s employment equity policies, please see the policies and procedures section of our website.
For additional information, please see the Employment Equity & Diversity section of our website.
Discrimination and Harassment
If you are in a supervisory or managerial position with authority over others - be they students, staff or faculty members - you are responsible for ensuring that the working or learning environment that you supervise is free of discrimination and harassment. To review Western’s discrimination and harassment policies, please see the policies and procedures section of our website.
For additional information, please see the Discrimination and Harassment section of our website.
Duty to Accommodate
In your role as a leader/manager, you are responsible for working with individuals requesting accommodation, in good faith efforts, to find appropriate accommodation options. For general information, please see Western’s Duty to Accommodate Guidelines. For specific information about your role in the accommodation process, please review the frequently asked questions in the duty to accommodate section.
For additional information, please see the Duty to Accommodate section of our website.
Faculty Employment Equity Guide
(for appointment, promotion and tenure Committees)
Academic leader/managers (i.e. Deans, Chairs and Committee Chairs) are encouraged to ensure that this guide, jointly produced by Western University and the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association, is used by their departments committees. The guide contains guidelines for committees to ensure fairness in the hiring and promotion process at Western.
This information sheet outlines your responsibilities and provides tips on how to deal with situations where discrimination or harassment may be occurring.
This unique and informative Multicultural Calendar provides detailed information on multifaith, multicultural and diversity related holidays and observances. To access the 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.
The Transitional Accommodation Program (TAP) utilizes a collaborative, proactive approach to assist employees experiencing occupational and non-occupational illness and injury to remain at work or to return to work in a timely manner. For more information, please contact Rehabilitation Services.
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.
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