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I’ve been discriminated against

Last reviewed in April 2022 by the Clicklaw Editors.

The BC Human Rights Code prohibits some types of discrimination, including discrimination based on things such as race, political belief, religion, sexual orientation, and sex. If you have been discriminated against, you can make a complaint to the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

If you have been discriminated against at work, and you work in a federally regulated industry, please see I work for a federally regulated industry (e.g. a bank, an airline, trucking, broadcasting) and my employer laid me off. I think it was because of my age  for information on making complaints to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • BC Human Rights Clinic, from Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) BC, provides assistance and representation to those who need help dealing with a provincial human rights complaint.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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