Human Rights Lawyers for Employees

You are entitled to do your job without experiencing discrimination in your workplace.

In British Columbia human rights legislation prohibits employers from implementing or adopting any practices or policies that discriminate against employees on protected grounds. This includes allowing a “toxic” or hostile workplace environment to exist, or not taking steps when they discover discrimination coming from other employees.

Human rights issues can arise at any time during the employment relationship, or at the time of termination. The scope of what is considered a human rights issue is expanding day by day and staying current with the state of the law in this area can be challenging.  If you think you’ve suffered discrimination at work, or were fired because of discrimination or discriminatory practices, you may have a claim for compensation.

What Are Protected Grounds Under BC Human Rights Legislation?

Pursuant to the Human Rights Code, the protected grounds of discrimination in British Columbia are:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Ancestry
  • Place of Origin
  • Political Belief
  • Religion
  • Marital Status
  • Family Status
  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Disability
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Source of income

Any workplace discrimination an employee faces related to one of these protected grounds can give rise to a claim at the Human Rights Tribunal, whether an employee has been terminated or not.  No one has a right to discriminate against a person for who they are, and the law recognizes that.

Claims for discrimination under the Human Rights Code are brought exclusively in the Human Rights Tribunal of British Columbia, which has exclusive jurisdiction for such claims.

Experienced Human Rights Lawyers

Your rights matter to us and the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP can help you review your claim, give you advice on what the best way to seek remedies and what your damages might be, and help make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today to set up a consultation regarding your human rights claim.