If you are Indigenous and experience discrimination

Myth or fact?

I’m Indigenous. I’ve been turned down for a promotion twice. The review process is the same for everyone here. So I guess this can’t be discrimination.

The law in BC says that it’s wrong if someone treats you badly or unfairly because of certain protected parts of your identity. This is called discrimination. Learn what your human rights and options are if you experience discrimination.

What you should know

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Who can help

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Debra Febril, Community Legal Assistance Society

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This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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