Complaints

What does it mean to discriminate?

Discrimination happens when a person experiences negative treatment or impact, intentional or not, based on one of the grounds listed in the NWT Human Rights Act.

What is harassment?

Harassment is an ongoing course of mean-spirited treatment which is known to be, or would be expected to be, unwelcome by a person or group.  To file a claim of harassment under the Act  the harassment must be related to a ground.

What can you do if you believe you have been discriminated against?

  • Write down dates and times, the people involved, and what happened
  • Contact the Commission if you want information about what to do next or need help filling out a complaint form

A human rights officer can help you fill out a complaint form. It does not cost anything to file a complaint and you have two years from the last incident of discrimination to file. You must file your own complaint.

If you have questions about a specific situation, give us a call or come into the office.

We are here for you.