Human Rights Violations

A human rights violation has occurred when a person has experienced discrimination in an area of daily living (such as employment or service) based on a protected characteristic (such as disability or race). 

In order to prove that a violation has occurred, the BC Human Rights Tribunal looks for the following:

  1. The complainant (a person or a group of persons) has a personal characteristic or is perceived to have a characteristic that is protected under the BC Human Rights Code.

  2. The conduct of the respondent (for example, the employer or the service provider) negatively impacted the complainant.

  3. The personal characteristic is a factor in the negative impact to the complainant.