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Department
Law and Business
Course
LAW 529
Professor
Peter Wilson
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 2  ▯Human Rights • When we talk about human rights we are referring to the prohibited grounds of  discrimination in hiring  • 0 Prohibition of discrimination in the COMMON LAW • If it were not for statues prohibiting discrimination (e.g. human rights code) you  would be able to discriminate as much as you want.  • NO BASIS IN COMMON LAW FOR DISCRIMINATION • It doesn’t say you cannot generally discriminate, it prohibits discrimination on 14  grounds and if you want to claim discrimination it must fit into those 14 grounds.  • For example, being too short is not a prohibited ground so you could discriminate  on that unless the person can prove that they are short because of a disability etc.. Examples of Grounds you cannot discriminate on • Citizenship • Creed  ▯Including religious belief  • Sex▯Including pregnancy and transgendered people • Sexual Orientation  ▯Added by the supreme court of Canada • Age  • Record of Offences  ▯A criminal offence for which a pardon has been granted.  Includes provincial offences.  • Marital Status ▯ Includes married, widowed, single, divorced, separate, common  law. • Family Status  ▯includes being in a parent and child relationship and the actual  identity of family members. • Disability  ▯Includes phys
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