What Poor Treatment is Discrimination Regarding a Tenancy?

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Personal characteristics that are protected from discrimination in tenancy

To have a complaint regarding tenancy, the complainant must have a personal characteristic protected under the Human Rights Code or another person or group must have a personal characteristic protected under the Human Rights Code.

This means that the Code protects people from discrimination based on their own personal characteristics, but also based on another person’s personal characteristics.

For example, a landlord refuses to rent a house to the complainant because her roommate is First Nations.

The Code also protects people if someone thinks they have a personal characteristic.

For example, a landlord refuses to rent a house to the complainant because the landlord thinks the complainant is gay.

The characteristics protected in tenancy are:

 

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