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Services / Employment: Dress Code

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MANITOBA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION  POLICY # A-7
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ POLICY  version 1.0

SECTION:  Application 
SUBJECT: SERVICES/EMPLOYMENT:  DRESS CODES
 
Effective date: February 25, 2005


Purpose:

This policy is intended to assist in the understanding and application of The Human Rights Code (“The Code”).  Where there is any conflict between this policy and The Code, The Code prevails.


Context:

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission does not have authority with respect to dress codes, unless there is an allegation that the existence and/or application of the dress code discriminates in a protected activity on the basis of a protected characteristic, as set out in s.9.

For example, for the purpose of accepting complaints under The Code involving dress codes, allegations that the existence of a dress code discriminates in employment or services on the basis of a protected characteristic, such as sex, ancestry, disability, gender, religion or source of income, falls within the jurisdiction of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.

(See also Policy # G-5)



APPROVED BY



“Janet Baldwin”                       March 9, 2005             
Chairperson                            Date
 

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