Complaint statistics: sections cited

Complaint grounds cited by section of the Alberta Human Rights Act
April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

This provides information on the number of grounds and areas cited in the 895 new complaint files opened in 2019-20. Each complaint may cite more than one ground and area.

​Protected area Per cent of total
​Employment practices (section 7) ​77%
Good, services, accommodation, or facilities (section 4) ​16%
​Tenancy (section 5) ​3%
​Applications and advertisements re: employment (section 8) ​2%
​Retaliation (section 10.1) ​1%
​Membership in trade union, etc. (section 9) ​1%
​Publications, notices (section 3) ​<1%
​Equal pay (section 6) ​<1%
​Frivolous or vexatious complaints with malicious intent (section 10.2) ​0%


Revised: May 21, 2021

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