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Juridical acts

Juridical acts

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Every person has a full and equal right to be party to a juridical act. This right is guaranteed under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms This link will redirect you to an external Website in a new window..

Unless otherwise stipulated, discrimination and harassment are prohibited with respect to juridical acts.

Juridical acts include:

  • Contracts
  • Collective agreements
  • Wills
  • Insurance or pension contracts, social benefits plans, retirement, pension or insurance plans; public pension or public insurance plans

Possible exceptions:

Discrimination based on age, sex or civil status is deemed non-discriminatory for all types of contracts, and insurance, pension, retirement or social benefits plans where it is established that this discrimination is based on the factors used in evaluating risk.

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Please note: These answers are to be used for information purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice.

  1. A school board is renting the facilities of an unused school to community groups. Can it refuse to rent facilities to a gay and lesbian rights advocacy group?

    No, that is considered discrimination because the School Board has established a practice of renting some of its schools to the public when the schools are not being used. To learn more… about Sexual Orientation as a ground of discrimination

  2. I am a single mother looking to rent an apartment. I was told that the building's leasing policy requires that at least two people sign the lease. Is this considered discrimination?

    Yes, this leasing policy is discriminatory. A residential leasing policy can be discriminatory even if it does not explicitly refer to a To learn more… about Sexual Orientation as a ground of discrimination

  3. Can a company's collective agreement contain a clause restricting benefits to upper management's children only?

    No, that would be considered discrimination based on civil status. To learn more… about Civil Status as a ground of discrimination

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Do you think you are a victim of discrimination or harassment with respect to a juridical act?

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