Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) is available to provide Western’ s staff 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 staff member at Western you may find the information below useful.
Please note if you are not a member of one of Western’s unions or employee groups, the University-wide policies below apply to all members of the campus community:
- Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy (M.A.P.P. 1.35)
& Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy – Administrative Procedures
- Employment Equity Policy (M.A.P.P. 3.2)
The following unions and employee groups have articles on employment equity in their agreements:
- UWOSA – University of Western Ontario Staff Association (see Article 36)
- PSAC - Graduate Teaching Assistants (see Article 25)
- SAGE – Select Administrative Group Employees (M.A.P.P. 8.30)
For general information on employment equity, please see the Employment Equity & Diversity section of our website.
Discrimination and Harassment
The following unions and employee groups have articles on non-discrimination/harassment in their agreements:
- UWOSA – University of Western Ontario Staff Association (see Article 4)
- PMA – Professional Managerial Association (M.A.P.P. 6.25)
- CUPE Local 2361 – Physical Plant (see Article 3)
- CUPE Local 2692 – Food Services (see Article 3)
- IUOE Local 772 – Operating Engineers (see Article 3)
- UWOPA – University of Western Ontario Police Association (see Article 5)
- PSAC - Graduate Teaching Assistants (see Article 19)
- SAGE – Select Administrative Group Employees (M.A.P.P. 8.3)
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.
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.
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.
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