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I’ve been discriminated against at work on the basis of race

Last reviewed in April 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

The BC Human Rights Code protects you from workplace discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, you can make a complaint to the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

However, if you work in a federally regulated industry you are protected under federal, not provincial, law. 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:

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  • 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.
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