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Pregnancy 

 
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It's the fact of being pregnant and having a baby. This ground also includes everything related to pregnancy, such as health monitoring and maternity leave.
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A person cannot discriminate or harass you because of you are pregnant. The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms prohibits anyone to:

  • treat you differently because of your pregnancy
  • make offensive and repeated comments to you related to your pregnancy
  • behave repeatedly in an offensive manner towards you in relation to your pregnancy

For example, you cannot be denied a job or a promotion because you are pregnant.​

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You believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment based on your pregnancy ?

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

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Did you know?

In Québec in 2015, the average number of children per mother was 1.60 and the average age for maternity was 30.5 years old. Source

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Learn more...

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

 

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