We will expand this section as we develop the Frequently Asked Questions section in our newsletters.

16 Most Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

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FAQs (For Respondents) 

The process

An overview of human rights law

How to file a complaint of discrimination

Information on the Human Rights Legal Clinic

The grounds of protection in B.C. 

Topic-specific questions

Dress codes and appearance standards

Drug and alcohol testing

Duty to accommodate

Accommodation in employment

Accommodating religious practices


Mandatory Retirement

Pre-Employment Questions

Sexual Harassment

Possible Remedies under the B.C. Human Rights Code

For comprehensive definitions, caselaw and examples regarding individual grounds of protection under the B.C. Human Rights Code click here.

For an online listing of fact sheets, guides and policies regarding human rights related issues, click here. These materials come from sources across the country and are sorted by issue, with brief descriptions and links to the source document.