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Citizens Against Government Encroachment -- Citoyens Anti Gouvernement Envahissant
 

 

 

 

Personal Liberties

This is what we are truly fighing for. 


 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR MEMBERS AND VISITORS: 

Effective November 8, 2007 selected news articles and commentary will be posted on the C.A.G.E. bilingual blog at http://cagecanada.blogspot.com/  where you’re also welcome to post your own comments.   All past entries in this news section and all of ‘’news’’ sub-sections, will remain published here for future reference.

 


 

 

 

May 14, 2007 – The report the International Labour Office in Geneva issued following their 96th labour conference, points out to a new challenging form of employment discrimination, that of the lifestyle choice of the present or potential employee.  Their guidelines and conclusions which you will find hereafter, meet perfectly with C.A.G.E.’s views on this issue.  We certainly hope all concerned – including the WHO who have a policy of not hiring smokers – take good notice. 

 

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/declaris/DECLARATIONWEB.DOWNLOAD_BLOB?Var_DocumentID=6779

 

Equality at work:

 

Tackling the challenges

 

REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

 

Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration

on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

 

Excerpt:

 

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE GENEVA

 

187. One key aspect of the principle of non-discrimination

and equality at work is that all employment

decisions must be based on a person’s capacity to perform

a job. If obesity or smoking, including beyond

working hours and outside the workplace, is proven

to affect the accomplishment of work-related tasks,

not recruiting an overweight person or a smoker is in

order. Similarly, obesity or smoking could be a valid

motive for dismissal if it is detrimental to co-workers

or other people whom the overweight person or smoker

may interact with in his/her daily work. Otherwise denying

a job or dismissing qualifi ed persons solely on

the basis of their obesity or because they are off-duty

smokers would amount to discrimination and constitute

an undue intrusion in their private life.