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Press Releases

2017

December 7
Human Rights Commission Announces Winners of 2017 Human Rights Awards

December 7
Media Advisory: 2017 Human Rights Award Ceremony

December 4
Human Rights Commission Announces Nominees for the 2017 Human Rights Award

July 7
Human Rights Commission Recognizes Pride Week 2017

June 21
Human Rights Commission Recognizes National Aboriginal Day

March 8
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates International Women’s Day

2016

December 10
Human Rights Commission Announces Winner of 2016 Human Rights Awards

December 6
Human Rights Commission Announces Nominees for the 2016 Human Rights Award

December 2
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 18
Human Rights Commission Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

July 8
Human Rights Commission Recognizes Pride Week 2016

May 17
Human Rights Commission Recognizes International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

March 18
Human Rights Commission Recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 8
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates International Women’s Day

2015

December 10
Human Rights Award Recipient for 2015 Announced

December 8
Human Rights Commission Comments on Decision of Chief Adjudicator

December 3
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 20
Recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 3
New Commissioners Appointed to Human Rights Commission

July 20
Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador – Pride Week 2015

March 20
Recognizing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

2014

November 26
Joint Statement regarding the Settlement of Three Human Rights Complaints

November 20
Human Rights Commission – Transgender Day of Remembrance

July 11
Human Rights Commission Celebrates Pride Week with Newfoundland and Labrador LGBTQ Community

June 20
National Aboriginal Day

May 17
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

March 21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Observed

2013

December 10
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates Human Rights Day

December 3
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

July 18
Human Rights Commission Recognizes and Celebrates Pride Week with the LGBTQ Community in Newfoundland and Labrador

June 21
Human Rights Commission Recognizes National Aboriginal Day

2012

March 16
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

2010

November 25
Human Rights Commission Comments on Decision of Adjudicator

2009

January 26
Award for discrimination in denial of service (physical disability)

2005

August 4
Human Rights Commission

2004

January 27
Board of Inquiry to hear the complaints of nine dentists against the Newfoundland Dental Board

February 24
Board of Inquiry to hear complaint against PCL Industrial Constructors Inc.

June 15, 2004
Comments on decision of Board of Inquiry

October 25, 2004
Comments on decision

2003

February 13, 2003
Alleged discrimination on basis of marital status

July 7, 2003
Alleged discrimination on the basis of a physical disability

September 10, 2003
Alleged discrimination on the basis of a disability

October 2, 2003
Alleged discrimination on the basis of a mental disability

October 9, 2003
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex)

2002

March 6, 2002
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex/pregnancy)

April 24, 2002
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of age)

May 6, 2002
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex and age)

July 26, 2002
Alleged discrimination basis of mental disability

October 21, 2002
Alleged sexual harassment

December 20, 2002
Provision of funding sufficient to eliminate the waitlists for autistic children eligible for the program

2001

March 27, 2001
Award for discrimination in employment (basis of pregnancy)

May 25, 2001
Award for discrimination in employment (basis of physical disability)

June 8, 2001
Possible resolution for discrimination in employment (basis of marital status)

September 7, 2001
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of age and sex)

October 22, 2001
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of age)

November 2, 2001
Award for discrimination in employment (basis of age)

2000

February 4, 2000
Award for discrimination in employment (basis of age)

February 7, 2000
Award for discrimination in employment (basis of sex)

March 16,2000
Decision of Newfoundland Supreme Court – discrimination in employment (request for medical exam)

March 22, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of marital status)

July 5, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex)

July 7, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of pregnancy)

August 28, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of physical disability)

October 2, 2000
Award for discrimination (basis of race)

November 27, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (physical disability)

December 11, 2000
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of age)

1998 – 1999

February 16, 1998
Alleged pay discrimination

August 5, 1999
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex)

October 12, 1999
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of age)

December 13, 1999
Alleged discrimination in employment (basis of sex)