Human Rights Acts and the Duty to Accommodate

  • Purpose: Prohibition of Discrimination
  • Different human rights acts in each province and territory and federal human rights act

Duty to Accommodate

  • Human rights laws include a duty to accommodate people with disabilities
  • Obligation to make adjustments to enable equality and full participation
  • Applies to areas which human rights laws cover, such as employment, education and service provision
  • Accommodations are integral to achieving non-discrimination
  • Duty extends only to the point of undue hardship

Human Rights Principles related to the Exercise of Legal Capacity

  • Dignity
  • Autonomy
  • Confidentiality
  • Individualization