Create a Safe Space

Laws protect LGBQT2S+ workers from discrimination.

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The New Brunswick Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on gender, gender identity, and gender expression. It is unlawful for a workplace to refuse to accommodate, for example, a person’s choice of gender-chosen pronoun, washroom, and clothing.  For more information, download the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission’s Guideline on Gender Identity or Expression.

How can your organisation create a positive workplace culture?

Create a safe space, where workers do not experience discrimination based on their gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or disability.

Identify and remove potential barriers for LGBTQ2S+ individuals in your hiring practices.

Include ways to deal with microaggressions in your harassment policies.

Consider using gender-neutral language when addressing someone.

Take part in our online training.

Test your knowledge

of these LGBTQ2S+ terms and definitions

Guideline on Gender Identity or Expression

On May 5, 2017, the New Brunswick Human Rights Act was amended to include gender identity or expression as a prohibited ground of discrimination. This guide explains how individuals are protected against discrimination in employment under this Act, and helps employers and employees understand their legal rights and responsibilities.