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Workplace Discrimination

Have you been subject to discrimination in your workplace?

If you are an employee of a provincially-regulated employer, you cannot be discriminated against on the following grounds:

Race; colour; ancestry; creed (religion); place of origin; ethnic origin; citizenship; sex (including pregnancy, gender identity); sexual orientation; age; marital status; family status; disability; receipt of public assistance; or a record of offences in respect of which a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Records Act and not revoked, or an offence under a provincial statute.

If you are an employee of a federally-regulated employer, you cannot be discriminated against on the following grounds:

Race; national or ethnic origin; colour; religion; age; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; marital status; family status; genetic characteristics; disability; or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

Certain exceptions exist, such as where the discrimination occurs as a part of a bona fide occupational requirement or in relation to exempt areas such as certain religious or other organizations.

If you have faced discriminatory questions as a part of a job application, are subject to or even witness discriminatory comments in your workplace, have been denied a promotion for discriminatory reasons or terminated for discriminatory reasons, contact us for a free consultation about your rights as an employee.

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