No Statute Of Limitations On Bigotry

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Annual Report 2008 – 2009[page 8] The Code requires that a complaint must be filed within six months of an act of discrimination, or the last instance of a “continuing contravention” of the Code.  The Tribunal may accept late-filed complaints if it is in the public interest to do so and no substantial prejudice will result to anyone…

[Page 9] A complainant filed a complaint five years after he was fired and told it was due to restructuring. In unrelated civil proceedings, he learned that one respondent said he was fired because of his disability.  It was in the public interest to accept the late complaint because the complainant did not discover the discrimination until the later civil proceedings. The respondents were not prejudiced by the delay.


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