Disclaimer: This following statement does not constitute legal advice. It is provided only for informational purposes, and does not suggest what, if any, decision might be made by a Human Rights Tribunal in any specific complaint.
COVID-19, Disability and the Human Rights Act
As per the Yukon Human Rights Act, employers, landlords and service providers must not discriminate against employees, tenants or customers on the basis of a characteristic or perceived characteristic listed in section 7 of the Human Rights Act. For example, discrimination can include denying someone a service or harassing them on the basis of their disability. The Human Rights Act also provides that employers, landlords and service providers must accommodate persons with protected characteristics to the point of undue hardship.
If you believe you have been discriminated against or have any questions about your legal obligations under the Yukon Human Rights Act, please feel free to contact the Commission.
The Yukon Human Rights Act does not apply to federally regulated industries or federal policies or legislation. Please contact the Canadian Human Rights Commission or a lawyer if you have human rights concerns regarding vaccine or mask requirements with respect to banks, air travel, telecommunications, interprovincial trucking, or any other federally regulated areas.