Discrimination in the workplace

What are my rights?

Some co-workers have been harassing me because of my religion. My employer says it isn't their problem. Is that true?
  • Yes
  • No

You’re harassed at work because of your religion. You’re passed over for a job because of your disability. You’re paid less than your co-workers for similar work, based on your sex. These are examples of discrimination. You’ve been treated badly or unfairly based on parts of your identity protected under human rights law. Learn your rights and options if someone discriminates against you in the workplace.

What you should know 

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Who can help

The BC Human Rights Tribunal lists organizations that can help if you feel you’ve been discriminated against. Below are some of the key ones.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in November 2022
  • Time to read: 15 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Sara Hanson, Moore Edgar Lyster LLP

Sara Hanson

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