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Having Filed a Complaint or Given Evidence/Assistance under the Human Rights Act

This ground offers protection against discrimination to individuals who have filed a complaint or assisted anyone else in filing a complaint with the PEI Human Rights Commission.  This ground also protects individuals who have given evidence during an investigation or at a human rights panel hearing.  

Consider this scenario:

Carrie and Laura work together as administrative assistants in an office setting. Carrie has been sexually harassed by her boss and has asked Laura if she could put her name as a witness on the PEI Human Rights Commission’s complaint form. Laura agrees. Later, Laura’s direct supervisor tells her that she will get much further ahead in the company if she keeps to her own affairs.

Laura could be experiencing discrimination in the area of employment on the basis of giving evidence under the PEI Human Rights Act.

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