The Tribunal may dismiss a complaint under s. 27(1)(a) of the Code if it determines that the complaint is not within its jurisdiction.
For the Tribunal to dismiss a complaint about conduct outside of British Columbia under s. 27(1)(a) of the Code, you must show:
The complaint is outside the Tribunal’s jurisdiction because it is about conduct that does not have a sufficient connection to British Columbia.
The Tribunal has jurisdiction over complaints of discrimination in BC, whether or not the respondent is located in BC. A person may complain about a decision made outside of BC, if the decision was implemented in and affected them in BC.
A person employed in BC may proceed before the Tribunal, even if the employer has its headquarters and makes its decisions outside BC.
A person denied the purchase of BC property may proceed before the Tribunal, even if the owner resides outside of BC.
The Tribunal may also proceed with a complaint about conduct outside of BC, if there is a sufficient connection with BC.
For example, a person may complain about an act of discrimination outside of BC if the employment relationship is British Columbian.
Information the Tribunal will consider to determine if there is a sufficient connection with BC includes: