BC Human Rights Tribunal finds strata corporation discriminated against owner in handling smoking complaints, offers advice to stratas on how to deal with requests for accommodation related to second-hand smoke

In a decision released late last month, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal offered some guidance to strata corporations and strata-lot owners in handling requests for accommodation due to second-hand smoke. Leary v Strata Plan VR1001, 2016 BCHRT 139, involved a complaint that a strata corporation was discriminating against a Read more…

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BC Human Rights Tribunal considers application of new service-dog law to strata bylaws, dismisses complaint alleging discrimination in accommodation based on a disability

In an application decided in late July, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal had to consider the intersection of strata bylaws, the Human Rights Code, and the new Guide Dog and Service Dog Act. The tribunal dismissed a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability, which had its foundation Read more…