Workplace Accommodations are adjustments legally required to be made in the workplace by employers for employees to address discrimination that arises from personal characteristics protected under the BC Human Rights Code. These protected personal characteristics are: race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or conviction/summary conviction of an offence unrelated to the employment or intended employment.
The university is under no legal duty to create special workplace arrangements based on an employee’s personal preferences that are independent of human rights protections. Responses to these requests are the discretion of supervisors.
Requests for accommodation related to physical or mental disability should be made through SFU HR Wellness and recovery by emailing email@example.com.
More information is also available on the Workplace Accommodation Procedures page of the HR website.