ULethbridge launches Workplace Accommodations Moodle course

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ULethbridge is excited to announce the launch of a new, virtual Moodle course focused on workplace accommodations. This course is intended to familiarize employees with the requirements associated with the duty to accommodate for employees and the institution as an employer.

The duty to accommodate is established by the Alberta Human Rights Act, which all employers in Alberta including ULethbridge, are required to follow. An employer has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to accommodate an employee's individual needs and applies to all protected grounds covered under the Alberta Human Rights Act, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and physical or mental disability.

In this course you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the legal requirements for employers to provide accommodations to their employees.
  • Explore the various aspects of the duty to accommodate, including decision-making processes, on what grounds accommodations are granted, and how requests for accommodations are reviewed.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the employee, manager or dean, Human Resources staff, and union representatives within the accommodation process.
  • Learn how to request an accommodation at ULethbridge.

Please visit the Workplace Accommodations webpage to learn more and to enroll in the course.


caroline.zentner | caroline.zentner@uleth.ca