Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Version of section 27.1 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-10-31:


Marginal note:Prohibition

  •  (1) No employer shall dismiss, suspend, demote, discipline, harass or otherwise disadvantage an employee, or deny an employee a benefit of employment, by reason that

    • (a) the employee, acting in good faith and on the basis of reasonable belief, has disclosed to the Commissioner that the employer or any other person has contravened or intends to contravene a provision of Division 1;

    • (b) the employee, acting in good faith and on the basis of reasonable belief, has refused or stated an intention of refusing to do anything that is a contravention of a provision of Division 1;

    • (c) the employee, acting in good faith and on the basis of reasonable belief, has done or stated an intention of doing anything that is required to be done in order that a provision of Division 1 not be contravened; or

    • (d) the employer believes that the employee will do anything referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2) Nothing in this section impairs any right of an employee either at law or under an employment contract or collective agreement.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) In this section, employee includes an independent contractor and employer has a corresponding meaning.

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