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Social condition 

 
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Your social condition is your position in society. For example, being retired, in school or registered in a social assistance program. It can vary depending on your income, your occupation or your education. 
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A person cannot discriminate or harass you because of your social condition. In fact, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms prohibits everyone to :

  • treat you differently because of your social condition
  • make offensive and repeated comments to you related to your social condition
  • behave repeatedly in an offensive manner towards you in relation to your social condition
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You believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment based on your social condition?

The Commission can help you recognize discrimination or harassment and take action to prevent or stop a discriminatory behaviour.

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Gabriela: discriminated against when renting an apartment

Gabriela found a clean and affordable apartment near her son’s school. The landlord seems willing to rent it to her, but changes his mind when he asks questions about her employment and finds out that she is receiving social assistance. 

The landlord does not have the right to refuse to rent to her because she is not employed.
This is discrimination based on social condition.

 

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L'histoire d'Eduardo, discriminé dans un commerce

L'école secondaire d'Eduardo est située près d'un dépanneur. Lorsqu'il a voulu y aller un midi avec ses amis, le propriétaire lui a dit que les étudiants n'étaient pas admis à l'heure du dîner.

Le propriétaire du dépanneur n'a pas le droit de refuser l'entrée à Eduardo est ses amis car ils sont des étudiants.
Il s'agit de discrimination basée sur la condition sociale (être étudiant) et de leur âge, peut-être même de leur origine.

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Did you know?

Social condition can include temporary situations such as being unemployed or being a student.

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Learn more...

Find all our publications, training and other resources available on this ground.

 

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  •  Clinique juridique Droits devant
  •  Comité logement de votre quartier ou arrondissement
  •  RAPSIM
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À visionner...

Vivre dans la dignité Cet hyperlien vous mène vers un site externe. un épisode de l'émission Le Droit de savoir, qui examine le traitement que subissent souvent les personnes itinérantes, les privant de leurs droits fondamentaux.

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