BC Human Rights Tribunal

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Advice may also be available from the BC Human Rights Clinic. The Clinic comes to the Tribunal most Mondays to give advice. See others who can help on our resources page.

January 30, 2017
To assist parties preparing for judicial review, the Tribunal has posted information about the standard of review including links to court decisions.

November 9, 2016
The Tribunal has posted information about compensation for injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect, including case summaries.

October 20, 2016
The Tribunal received confirmation that our Annual Report for fiscal year 2015-2016 was filed with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and is now available to the public.

September 9, 2016
Special programs and employment equity initiatives are unique ways to advance equality. The Tribunal has updated its information and policies respecting these proactive initiatives, and has developed new forms for organizations seeking approval of a special program.

August 2, 2016
On July 28, 2016, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016 came into effect. The amendment:

- adds the grounds "gender identity or expression" to all areas of the Code (except wage discrimination based on sex)
- adds the grounds "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" to the non-profit exemption - adds the grounds "sexual orientation" and "gender identify or expression" to the employment equity provision

The Tribunal will update its forms to reflect these changes.

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