• Supreme Court of Canada Adopts a Broad Interpretation of Discrimination "Regarding Employment" Under The B.C. Human Rights Code
  • March 29, 2018
  • Can an employee claim discrimination under the B.C. Human Rights Code (the "Code") against a co-worker on a job site who is not a superior and has a different employer? This issue was recently considered by the Supreme Court of Canada in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62.

    Background

    The complainant was employed by an engineering firm on a road improvement project. He supervised the work of a construction company for whom the respondent, Mr. Schrenk, worked. In the course of working on the project, Mr. Schrenk made derogatory remarks at the construction site about the complain