Canadian Human Rights Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-6)

Act current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2017-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Prohibited grounds of discrimination
  •  (1) For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where the ground of discrimination is pregnancy or child-birth, the discrimination shall be deemed to be on the ground of sex.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Where the ground of discrimination is refusal of a request to undergo a genetic test or to disclose, or authorize the disclosure of, the results of a genetic test, the discrimination shall be deemed to be on the ground of genetic characteristics.

  • R.S., 1985, c. H-6, s. 3;
  • 1996, c. 14, s. 2;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 138(E);
  • 2017, c. 3, ss. 10, 11, c. 13, s. 2.
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