My parents help run a christian camp and my sister has been hired to be a camp counsellor this year. Today my sister confided in me that when she was hired she had to sign a contract stating she would not do a lot of things outside of camp, including having premarital sex or engaging in homosexual activities (click here
and go to page 5 to see the part of the contract I am talking about). My sister is upset because she can't stay at her boyfriend's overnight because my parents assume that she would have sex (even though she has stated time and time again that she wants to wait until marriage) and she cannot lie to my parents no matter what (because of the god thing). My dad has informed her that since he is her boss that he has grounds to fire her if he suspects her of having premarital sex.
Our discrimination laws state that human rights laws across Canada prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals in hiring, firing, or the terms and conditions of employment because of certain personal characteristics (unless it is for a valid job requirement). Would these specifications on the contract be considered a valid job requirement since it is a Christian camp? How legal or illegal is this contract? Is there anything I can do? Any other thoughts?