According to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, discrimination consists of bad actions or decisions made against an individual or a group of individuals based on at least one of the following grounds:
- National or ethnic origin
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity or expression
- Marital status
- Family status
- Genetic characteristics, or
- A conviction with a pardon or a record suspended.
Employment discrimination occurs specifically in the workplace. The individual who is discriminated is usually an employee or even a supervisor or manager. The person who commits discrimination is the employer, including the ones who hold managerial positions in the workplace.
If you have questions regarding if you have been discriminated in the workplace, please contact us for a free consultation.