Complaint statistics: sections cited


Complaint grounds cited by section of the Alberta Human Rights Act (2015-16)

An individual complaint may cite more than one protected ground and more than oneprotected area of the Act. A total of 2,289 grounds were cited in the 821 complaints opened in 2015-16.


Employment practices (Section 7)                                                     83%

Goods, services, accommodation,                                                      9%
facilities (Section 4)

Applications and advertisements re: employment                               3%
(Section 8)                                                                                         

Membership in trade union, etc.(Section 9)                                         2%

Retaliation (Section 10.1)                                                                  1%

Tenancy (Section 5)                                                                          1%

Equal pay (Section 6)                                                               less than 1%

Frivolous or vexatious complaints                                              less than 1%
with malicious intent (Section 10.2)

Publications, notices (Section 3)                                                         0%

Total                                                                                              100%*

*Percentages have been rounded

Revised: November 30, 2016

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