BILL NO. 138
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Human Rights Act
First Reading: April 4, 2019
This Bill amends the Human Rights Act to
(b) clarify that the combined operation of interrelated actions, practices, policies or procedures of a person that do not have a discriminatory effect when considered individually can constitute discrimination.
An Act to Amend Chapter 214
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Human Rights Act,
to Prohibit Discrimination
on Account of Social Disadvantage
1 Section 3 of Chapter 214 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Human Rights Act, as enacted by Chapter 12 of the Acts of 1991 and amended by Chapter 41 of the Acts of 2007 and Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2016, is further amended by
- (p) "social disadvantage" means diminished social standing or social regard due to
- (i) homelessness or inadequate housing,
- 4A (1) In this Section, "systemic discrimination" means interrelated actions, practices, policies or procedures of a person that do not have a discriminatory effect when considered individually but where the combined operation of those actions, policies or procedures results in discrimination.
- (sa) social disadvantage;
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