Tag: Human Rights

  • COVID-19 Tip #15: Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation

    COVID-19 has resulted in many changes to employment standards and health and safety legislation (see our other COVID-19 posts), but it also has implications for human rights.  The Human Rights Commissions of several provinces have issued policy statements or provided guidance indicating that COVID-19 may engage certain grounds of discrimination.  Note that this post only covers those provinces that have provided explicit guidance regarding discrimination and COVID-19.  This does not mean that the other provinces do not consider COVID-19 to fall within the prohibited grounds, only that they have not provided specific guidance on this point. More »