Defences to human rights complaints
(formerly called When is discrimination not a contravention of the law?)


The publication explains the concept of reasonable and justifiable discrimination, as well as current decisions that apply to the exemption for reasonable and justifiable discrimination in section 11 of the Alberta Human Rights Act.

Defences to human rights complaints (April 2021).pdfDefences to human rights complaints (April 2021).pdf

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Revised: June 14, 2021

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