Harassing a Supervisor is not Discrimination

Posted by Johannes Schenk on April 5th, 2016 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law, Labour Law

2016 BCCA 146 Schrenk v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) deals with discrimination against a supervisor. The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Human Rights Tribunal only has jurisdiction on matters “regarding employment”. An employment relationship must exist in terms of one party being able to dictate employment terms in order to attract legislative sanction. In this case there was no employment relation of the type that would attract protection.

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