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 Tribunal looks for the following:
- 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.
- The conduct of the respondent (for example, the employer or the service provider) negatively impacted the complainant.
- The personal characteristic is a factor in the negative impact to the complainant.