Human Rights Grounds

The New Brunswick Human Rights Act forbids discrimination and harassment on a series of “grounds” in the provision of employment, accommodation or services:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Place of origin
  • Age
  • Physical disability
  • Mental disability
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex
  • Social condition, and
  • Political belief or activity.

“Services” under the Human Rights Act has been determined to include the provision of educational services such as those provided by UNB.

In its Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities, UNB extends the list of Human Rights Grounds to include “Gender identity”.

In its Policy and Procedure on Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Harassment, UNB extends the list of protected grounds to include those groups identified in the various collective agreements.  Note: Resolution of complaints based on grounds beyond those defined in the New Brunswick Human Rights Act may be limited to the internal processes of the university.