Certified Human Resource Professionals (CHRPs) play an important role in protecting the interests of the public by ensuring that employment related legislation is adhered to in the workplace. In addition, the CHRP Code of Ethics requires a certified human resources professional to maintain ongoing competence in human resources responsibilities and to provide services in an honest and diligent manner.
In general, professionals are respected for upholding the highest standard of practice. The public expects professionals to uphold the laws of their profession and our country, to act independently and without bias, and without influence of any pressures that may violate these laws. When one states their “professional opinion”, it with reference to these laws and standards.
CHRPs must ensure that they, and their employers, adhere to any statutory acts, regulation or by-laws which relate to the field of human resources management, as well as all civil and criminal laws, regulations and statutes that apply in one’s jurisdiction. Related legislation pertains to a number of areas, such as:
Health and safety standards
The Canadian Council of Human Resources Association works collaboratively with its member associations to develop and enforce high standards of ethical practice among all its members. A CHRP may not knowingly or otherwise engage in or condone any activity or attempt to circumvent the clear intention of the law.
Any complaints regarding the conduct of a member of HRIA will be reviewed by the Complaints, Investigation and Discipline Committee (CIDC). The CIDC is an independent standing committee of senior professionals responsible for reviewing all conduct and complaint matters. Decisions of the CID Committee may be appealed to the Appeals Committee.