Do you think you have been discriminated against? For your problem to fall under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act (Loi sur les droits de la personne), three things have to be connected:
- You must have or be seen to have a protected characteristic. The full list of those characteristics can be found here.
- The area of discrimination must be covered by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Examples include employment, accommodation, and access to services or facilities. The full list of the areas can be found here.
- The discrimination, or different treatment, you experienced must be related to the protected characteristic. For example, there must be a connection between your disability and being treated differently at work compared to your colleagues.
It's not always easy to solve human rights problems. It can be scary to tell your boss, your co-worker or a landlord that you’re not being treated fairly. If you feel discriminated against, you may feel vulnerable. Maybe you're a newcomer to Canada, or perhaps you are the only man or woman in your workplace. Here are the ways we can help.