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Accomodate

to eliminate or adjust requirements are conditions to enable a person to carry out the essential duties of an activity or job.

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Accommodation

the place were people live or want to live.

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Affirmative action

giving advantages to groups who have been discriminated against in the past.

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bona fide occupational requirements

a qualification that would normally be considered a discrimination but is necessary for proper of efficient job performance.

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complainant

the person making an allegation or discrimination.

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conciliation

bringing conflicting parties to a resolution of their differences.

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constructive discrimination

employment policies that inadvertently exclude certain individuals, resulting in discrimination.

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direct discrimination

an overt act of discrimination.

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facilities

areas or buildings designated for public use.

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gravamen

the most serious part of an accusation.

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harassment

persistent behaviour that violates the human rights of a victim

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human rights

the right to receive equal treatment, to be free form prohibited discrimination and harassment, and to have access to places, services, and opportunities.

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mediation

intervention between conflicting parties that promotes compromise or settlement of the dispute.

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poisoned environment

an uncomfortable or disturbing atmosphere created by the negative comments or behaviour of others.

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prejudice

a preconceived opinion based on a stereotype of inadequate information.

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prima facie

legally convincing unless disproved by contrary evidence. You must prove you were qualified for the area are discrimination, you were denied access, and someone no better qualified subsequently obtained that position.

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respondent

the person or organization that the complaint alleges committed discrimination.

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sexual harassment

unwelcome sexual contact, remarks, leering, demands for dates, requests for sexual favours, and displays of sexually offensive pictures or graffiti.

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stereotyping

having an oversimplified, standardized, or fixed judgment of a group of people.

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undue hardship

the result of a change that would affect the economic viability of an enterprise or produce a substantial health and safety risk that outweighs the benefit of the accommodation

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discrimination

making a distinction between people and treating them differently on the basis other than individual merit.

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human rights codes

legal documents that protect people from prohibited discrimination