Provincial Law

British Columbia Human Rights Law

The British Columbia Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination by anytribunal hearing room provincial entity or provincially regulated business, agency or service provider, including:

  • Provincial ministries, local government departments, crown corporations and government programs;
  • Schools, colleges and universities;
  • Hospitals and clinics;
  • Private businesses and non-profit organizations;
  • Credit unions;
  • Short and long term accommodation providers; and
  • Real property sellers.

The BC Code prohibits discrimination on the following grounds:

  • Race;
  • Colour;
  • Ancestry;
  • Place of origin;
  • Political belief;
  • Religion;
  • Marital status and family status (includes protection whether married, single, widowed, divorced, separated, living common law, with or without children)
  • Disability;
  • Sex (includes protection for males and females, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and transgendered discrimination);
  • Sexual orientation (includes protection for heterosexual, bi- sexual, gay men and lesbian women);
  • Age;
  • Gender identity or expression;
  • Conviction for an offence for which a pardon was granted;
  • Source of income (in regard to tenancy transactions).

If you have been discriminated against or harassed on account of any of the above grounds, contact Pappin Law to discuss how we can help set things right.