ARTICLE 11 - No Discrimination

11:01 The parties acknowledge that the provisions of this Agreement shall apply to all members without discrimination, interference, restriction or coercion and, in carrying out their respective obligations and in exercising their respective rights under this Agreement; neither will they discriminate against any member because of race, creed, colour, age (except for retirement in accordance with the University Retirement Plan), sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family relationships (subject to Senate Policy and the terms of this Agreement), nationality, ancestry, place of origin, political or religious affiliation or belief, clerical or lay status, physical or mental disability (except where such disability would clearly prevent performance of the required duties), conviction for which a pardon has been granted, or membership or involvement in any lawful organization, nor will they engage in any other discriminatory practices prohibited by law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this Article may be superseded by programs and policies connected with or pursuant to Employment Equity Policies of the University or the Pay Equity Act or any other equity or human rights legislation.