The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada to give effect, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, to the principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.A discriminatory practice, as described in sections 5 to 14.1, may be the subject of a complaint under Part III and anyone found to be engaging or to have engaged in a discriminatory practice may be made subject to an order as provided in section 53.
Further information is available from Ministry of Justice - Employment Tribunal guidance.
Entering into a marriage contract changes the legal status of both parties, giving husband and wife new rights and obligations.
Public policy is strongly in favor of marriage based on the belief that it preserves the family unit.
Claimants who wish to bring a claim to a tribunal or appeal tribunal will have to pay a fee.
The first fee will be paid to issue a claim and a further fee will be payable if the claim goes to a hearing.