What are the elements of a human rights complaint?

New Brunswick, Canada


The following excerpt is from Board of Education of District No. 15 v. Human Rights Board of Inquiry (N.B.), 1989 CanLII 208 (NB CA):

In Canadian Human Rights Com'n v. Bell Canada (1981), 1981 CanLII 4292 (CHRT), 2 C.H.R.R. D/265, the tribunal held that any valid complaint under the Canadian Human Rights Act must contain several elements. These included identification of the complainant, identification of the victim, the time during which the alleged violation took place, the location of the alleged violation, the nature of the discriminatory practice, the relevant section of the Act, and an affirmation by the complainant and/or the commission that they have reasonable grounds to believe that the conduct constituted a discriminatory practice which violated the Act.

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