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Know Your Rights

Discrimination is unequal, prejudicial treatment of persons. Discrimination can be a difference in treatment, such as a punishment, a denial of a service or employment, or a harassing behaviour towards someone because he or she belongs to a certain group.

Discrimination is not always about treating everyone exactly the same. It can also mean failing to treat someone differently by not accommodating their needs. In all human rights cases, the effect of the treatment on the individual claiming discrimination is deemed important, rather than the intent of whoever may be doing the discrimination.

On PEI, regardless of whether you are a resident or a visitor, the PEI Human Rights Act protects you against discrimination in certain areas or situations on the basis of certain grounds or characteristics.

For more information, read the information below and our guides.

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