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Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies

Quebec prohibits discrimination in employment by public entities in their Act, Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies. The industries impacted include schools, healthcare providers and public transit.

These public industries must report on how many people with disabilities (and other protected groups named by the legislation) work for them and in which occupations. This data is used to determine which groups are underrepresented. Organizations must also implement an equal access employment program to address potential barriers within employment systems to people with disabilities. The equal access employment programs make suggestions for making hiring and employment more equitable and attractive to people with disabilities, and set goals for implementing these suggestions.

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