The Federal Government and each of the Provinces and Territories have their own human rights act, therefore, the protected grounds under each piece of legislation vary. The following is a comparison of the protected grounds under each of the Federal Government, Provinces and Territories human rights act. The protected grounds are divided into categories, you can compare the prohibited grounds in each jurisdiction by clicking on the link of any one of the categories listed. Each link breaks down the protected ground by classification and jurisdiction. You will be able to see what ground is protected, or not protected in each jurisdiction. If the ground is protected in a jurisdiction, you will see an “X” under the heading.
MARITAL STATUS AND FAMILY STATUS
RACE, COLOUR, and PLACE of ORIGIN
SEX and GENDER
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For a more comprehensive analysis of the protected grounds by jurisdiction, please click the following link: