Disability issues

PSAC has fought for disability rights for many years, from the fight to bring about employment equity in the federal public sector in the 1980s and 1990s, to the struggle to advance accessibility and the duty to accommodate both within workplaces and within our union.

PSAC has fought for disability rights for many years, from the fight to bring about employment equity in the federal public sector in the 1980s and 1990s, to the struggle to advance accessibility and the duty to accommodate both within workplaces and within our union. The struggle for a society and workplaces that recognize and encourage the full participation of all people of different abilities is far from over. Confronting discrimination and harassment at work, protecting benefits such as sick leave and disability insurance, and continuing to advance employment equity are some of the key issues that PSAC has been focusing on.

PSAC’s guide to the duty to accommodate

Man with cerebral palsy using a computer

Employers must make every reasonable effort, short of undue hardship, to accommodate workers who fall under a ground of discrimination within human rights legislation.