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How the Charter protects you

How the Charter protects you

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The Charter protects you by enabling you to assert your rights and defend yourself when your rights and freedoms have not been respected.

In addition, the Charter has established institutions and instruments to enforce and promote its principles:

 

The Charter gives to our institution, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, the mandate to intervene in order to protect you in the following cases:

  • Discrimination based on one of the prohibited grounds and on one of the protected areas
  • Harassment based on one of the prohibited grounds and on one of the protected areas
  • Exploitation of the elderly or disabled persons
  • Discrimination based on previous conviction with respect to employment
  • Reprisals against a person who has filed a complaint or who participated in an investigation by the Commission

Prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Charter:

If your case involves:

Areas where discrimination is prohibited

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The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protects everyone who is in Québec. It protects adults, youth, people born in Québec, in Canada or in another country, as well as visitors (tourists).

 

Some of your rights are not protected by the Charter, but rather by another Québec law. For example, you can contact the following organizations if:

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