Workplace Discrimination & Harassment
Employees in British Columbia are entitled to work in a workplace free from discrimination. The Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the following grounds:
- Political Belief
- Marital Status
- Physical or Mental Disability
- Sexual Orientation
- Criminal Conviction (If unrelated to employment)
- Place of Origin
- Family Status
Examples of employment-related discrimination include an employer terminating an employee’s employment because they are on disability leave, failing to promote an employee because of his or her sex or gender, or firing an employee because he or she is past normal retirement age.
If you believe you have been discriminated against in the workplace, we can assist you in filing a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal and in resolving your complaint with your employer.
We are also able to assist employers in drafting clear Bullying & Harassment policies and Employment Equity Programs to ensure your workplace is fair and equitable to all employees and provide a clear set of procedures to address complaints of bullying, harassment, and discrimination when they arise. We can also provide legal advice and representation to employers faced with a complaint in front of the BC Human Rights Tribunal.