Our associates represent individuals, corporations, and business owners with regard to proceedings initiated under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
In Ontario, the Code supersedes alternate forms of provincial law and governs the dealings between businesses and individuals among other things.
It is critical for business owners to understand the type of liability they may be exposed to in the course of their daily dealings; and equally so for individuals and employees to recognize the rights owed to them.
The Human Rights Tribunal prohibits discrimination against individuals in employment, accommodation, the provision of service, etc. on the basis of protected grounds such as:
• Ancestry, colour, race
• Ethnic origin
• Place of origin
• Family status
• Marital status (including single status)
• Gender identity, gender expression
• Receipt of public assistance (in housing only)
• Record of offences (in employment only)
• Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding) or
• Sexual orientation.
If you feel as though you have been discriminated against in a manner similar to any of those listed above, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies and should speak with a Human Rights representative.
We handle all Human Rights claims from inception to conclusion and will be happy to act as your advisors and representatives with regard to all aspects of your claim.
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