Determining the scope of workplace harassment

Top court's ruling on B.C. case will clarify jurisdiction of human rights tribunals when discrimination comes from a non-employer

Can a worker be discriminated against in the workplace by someone who works with a different company and in a subordinate role? This is the question the Supreme Court of Canada was faced with this past spring, as the court seeks to clarify the boundaries of the “workplace” when it comes to human rights law. The court’s eventual decision could expand human rights tribunals’ jurisdiction when it comes to workplace harassment.

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