13 protected grounds of discrimination
10. Marital status
People cannot discriminate against you because of your marital status. For example:
- living common-law
I work for a small company. I applied for a different job in the company.
The manager said, “You’re married, aren’t you? This job isn’t good for you. You will have to travel a lot.”
I didn’t get the job. I think I was discriminated against because of my marital status.
11. Family status
People cannot discriminate against you because of your family status. For example:
- A couple might have a big family.
My wife and I have 4 young children. We are looking for a bigger apartment.
One landlord said, “This building isn’t good for you. Your children will make noise and damage the apartment.”
My wife and I think we were discriminated against because of our family status.