Common QuestionsI’ve been discriminated against
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:
- Human Rights & Discrimination Protection, a factsheet from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of how the law protects people from discrimination.
- Human Rights in BC: What You Need to Know, from the provincial government, explains how BC Human Rights Code protects you from discrimination and harassment and includes information on where to get help
- BC Human Rights Tribunal Guides and Information Sheets, from the BC Human Rights Tribunal, has useful information if you have a human rights complaint that is going to tribunal.
- LSLAP Manual: Human Rights, from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, discusses what discrimination is and your legal options.
- You may also want to see I’ve been discriminated against at work on the basis of race if this describes your situation.
See our related common questions:
- I’ve been discriminated against because of my sexual orientation
- 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
- See all common questions about rights & citizenship
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