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Course details

Designed to provide students with an in-depth study and analysis of the B.C. Human Rights Code and the Regulations. This is a hands-on course for those who have an interest in exploring the different aspects of our provincial Human Rights legislation in a practical and policy-oriented manner. Taught by lawyers, this course offers students the opportunity to explore real life human rights cases of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital and family status, physical or mental disability, sex, including sexual harassment, sexual orientation and age. Although this course addresses all of the areas covered by the legislation, its focus is on the labour and employment context. Therefore, this course will appeal to human resources, management, union representatives, and employees in the different industries.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$527.24

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BLAW 3805 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 76481

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 76481
  • $527.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 206
Instructor

Karla Gonzalez

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$527.24

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Students must attend the first day of class No Classes February 20
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Successfully identify the different grounds of discrimination as found in Canadian Human Rights legislation.
  • Be able to understand and apply human rights policy and procedure.
  • Be familiar with the different sections of the Human Rights Code.
  • Identify the relevant applicable law to each and every one of the grounds of discrimination.
  • Know what the duty to accommodate is and fully understand its application.
  • Understand and develop their own preventive measures in the work place to avoid human rights complains.
  • Conduct mediation or negotiation sessions on their own in case a human right issue arises in their particular employment/labour context.
  • Be able to determine whether or not a human rights complaint has merit and distinguish it from other types of civil wrongs, which are not human rights related.
  • Identify what is needed in terms of evidence to make or defeat a human rights complaint.
  • In general, familiarize through lectures, readings, audiovisual aids, and practice with the British Columbia Human Rights law and incidentally, the Federal Canadian Human Rights Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Human Rights Law (BLAW 3805) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Advanced Human Resource Management
    Certificate Part-time

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