The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission investigates allegations of discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace. Discrimination is prohibited in every aspect of employment, including: advertising, applications, interviews, hiring, wages, benefits, conditions of employment, promotion, and dismissal. The Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, social origin, religious creed, religion, age, disability, disfigurement, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, source of income and political opinion. Employers are also prohibited from discriminating against employees (or potential employees) because of a criminal conviction that is unrelated to the employment, or the fact that an individual’s wages are (or have been) subject to attachment/garnishment, etc.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against or harassed for one or more of those reasons, please contact the Human Rights Commission and ask to speak to a Human Rights Specialist.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
1-800-563-5808 (toll free)