By: Emily Zarychta, Human Rights Clinic Lawyer, July 14, 2022
Housing is an essential part of our security and health, especially to those who have mental disabilities. People with mental disabilities are especially vulnerable to precarious housing and homelessness.
Housing providers including landlords, co-ops, and […]
By Emily Zarychta and Laura Track, Human Rights Clinic Lawyers, June 16, 2022
Climate change is an increasing risk to human health. The heat dome that swept across BC in June, 2021 saw temperatures soar to a record-breaking 49.6°C in some parts of the province. A […]
February 14th, 2022 by Emily Zarychta, Human Rights Clinic Advocate
This blog post is a follow-up to our July 13, 2020 post: No-Pet Clauses and Human Rights. Our Clinic continues to receive many questions about this issue, and there have been some developments in the […]
January 27, 2022 by Samrah Mian, CLAS Articling Student
Bullying and harassment at work hurts. People who face workplace bullying or harassment may feel humiliated, angry, and even traumatized by the experience. They’re more likely to be dissatisfied with their job, suffer from low motivation, feel […]
September 13th, 2021
Some Canadian workplaces have decided to make vaccination a requirement for return to in-person work. The reasons for doing so are compelling; vaccines help prevent serious illness from COVID-19 and, as recognized by the BC Human Rights Commissioner, help protect those who […]
March 23, 2021 by Judith Grimsrud, HRC Advocate
Many Canadians are experiencing increasing levels of stress, depression, and anxiety due to the ongoing pandemic. Worries about unemployment, job security, finances, and exposure to the coronavirus, balancing family and work responsibilities, and the ill-effects of social isolation […]
March 3, 2021
On November 24, 2020, BC’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General ordered that all individuals must wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces, including in retail stores and in workplaces (in shared common areas of office buildings).
The order includes […]