Human rights legislation protects people from discrimination. It seeks to guarantee equal treatment regardless of a particular identity or historical oppression in relation to employment and offers of employment, as well as in areas unrelated to employment. 

Most human rights complaints originate in the workplace. As organizations strive to create better communities through their missions, it is vital that they also work to create inclusive workplaces that are respectful and welcoming of diversity. The legislation outlines the legal requirements of employers; however, the greater goal is not just legal compliance but also about nurturing a culture of acceptance in the workplace.