Human Rights Complaints

Provided by: PEI Human Rights Commission

Service Description

Members of the public can file a complaint if they think their rights or the rights of another have been violated under PEI's Human Rights Act. The Commission then investigates and if they rule in the complainant's favour, can order compensation in the form of letters of apology or reference, mandatory human rights education session for the respondent, monetary compensation, reinstatement of employment, etc. Complaints must:
  • Be in writing using the form provided by the Commission
  • Be made within 1 year of the alleged discrimination occurring and indicate when the discrimination occurred
  • Indicate both an area and a prohibited ground of discrimination covered under the Act
  • Name the respondent(s) - can be an individual, a business, an organization or an association

Information

Eligibility:
Open to people who think their human rights have been violated by a respondent within provincial jurisdiction
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Submit completed complaint form by mail or in person
Documents Required:
Completed form * Any documents the complainant feels are relevant to their case (employment records, medical records, etc.)
Language:
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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