GROUNDBREAKING BC HRT – ACCEPTS PARENT ADDED ON CHILD’S HR COMPLAINT

The BC Human Rights Tribunal has accepted a parent to be added to their child’s human rights complaint and the Supreme Court of BC upheld the decision.

The Human Rights Tribunal finds the complaint novel, as the parent loss income due to needing to take a leave of absence from their work to deal with the stress of their child not getting the accommodations they needed at school. The parents complaint is that she was discriminated against due to family status and claims she suffered various financial, physical and emotional impacts. For details see paragraph #11 & #12 in the case below.

This paves the path for many other parents who need to take a leave of absence/quit their jobs or experience any adverse impacts due to the discrimination or exclusion their children experience at school and their disabilities not being accommodated under the human rights code.

Read all of the details in this case posted today on the BC Supreme Court website. Link below. April 8th, 2022.

https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2022/2022bcsc570/2022bcsc570.html