Legal Word of the Day: “Invidious”

Sexual Identity Rights

Sexual Identity Rights

“Invidious” — Unjust discrimination, calculated to create ill will or resentment, or to cause offense.


Haig v. Canada, 1992 CanLII 2787 (ON CA)
“It is difficult to imagine a clearer case of invidious discrimination in employment by reason only of sexual preference than the experience of the respondent Birch referred to above.”

Durakovic v. Canadian Architectural Certification Board, 2011 HRTO 333 (CanLII)
The member found: “there is nothing invidious or pejorative in the system of classification of the medical school graduates.”

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