Alberta Disability Workers Association
Building a Valued, Proud & Professional Workforce
Your Rights

The Alberta government has laws in the form of acts, regulations and codes to try to ensure that workplaces are fair and safe for those in them. These rules set out responsibilities and rights of both employers and employees.

  • Employment Standards set minimum standards for how employees are to be treated in terms of pay, work hours, leaves and termination.
  • Occupational Health & Safety rules aim to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • The Alberta Human Rights Act bans discrimination in hiring and on the job based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status and sexual orientation.