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Many academic staff face discrimination and harassment in their jobs. Women, Aboriginal persons and visible and ethnic minorities are under-represented, particularly amongst the most senior academic ranks. Academic staff with disabilities face significant hurdles. Lesbian, gay and bisexual academic staff often feel they must hide their sexuality out of fear of damaging their careers and transgender and transsexual academic staff face significant discrimination based on their gender identities. CAUT opposes discrimination and is committed to equity for marginalized groups. We actively work to ensure that all academic staff receive equal treatment both in and outside the workplace. We fight for equity provisions in collective agreements and campaign for policies and practices that end systemic discrimination.

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