Anti-Asian Hate and Human Rights

March 4, 2022 by Emily Zarychta, Human Rights Clinic Advocate

From Japanese Canadian internment camps to Chinese head taxes,[1]  anti-Asian[2] hate and discrimination have a long history in Canada. The recent rise in awareness about anti-Asian hate validates what Asian communities have […]

2022-03-04T17:15:34-08:00March 4, 2022|Tags: , , |

Is Workplace Bullying a Violation of Human Rights?

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 […]

2022-01-27T10:59:54-08:00January 27, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Workplace Vaccination Policies

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 […]

2021-09-13T16:16:05-07:00September 13, 2021|Tags: , , |

Stress, Anxiety and the Duty to Accommodate

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 […]

2021-03-23T14:49:50-07:00March 23, 2021|Tags: , , |

Masks and Human Rights: Information for Customers and Service Providers

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 […]

2021-03-04T15:21:31-08:00March 4, 2021|Tags: , , |

Watch our new video to learn more about how BC’s Human Rights Code protects us from discrimination in our tenancies

Renters have a right to be treated fairly, without discrimination, by their landlords.

To watch our new Human Rights and Tenancy video, please check our website page here: https://bchrc.net/legal-information/audio-video/#videodirect

 

Trans rights are human rights

by Laura Track, human rights lawyer, November 20, 2020

Today, November 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s a day, in the words of the Vancouver TDOR chapter, to “mourn for the dead; fight like hell for the living.” It’s a day to remember those […]

2020-11-20T08:57:56-08:00November 20, 2020|Tags: , , |

Mandatory Masks and Human Rights

By: Emily Zarychta, Articling Student, October 7, 2020

As employers, grocery and retail stores, schools, and many public services implement mandatory mask policies,[1] some people are wondering whether these policies violate their human rights. The answer, as with so many legal questions is – […]

No-Pet Clauses and Human Rights

Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer July 13, 2020

This blog post has been adapted and updated from an article originally published in the Fall, 2018 edition of Landlord BC’s magazine The Key.

Landlords play an important role in protecting human rights by providing discrimination-free housing and […]

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