Workplace Accommodations are adjustments employers are legally required to make in the workplace 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 personal characteristics. Responses to these requests are at the discretion of supervisors.
Requests for accommodation related to physical or mental disability should be made through SFU HR Wellness and Recovery by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Workplace Accommodation Procedures page of the HR website.