Human Rights Law Firm
In Ontario, human rights are protected by federal and provincial laws.
The Canadian Human Rights Act protects people in Canada from discrimination when they are employed by, or receive services from: the federal government, First Nations governments, or private companies that are regulated by the federal government. These include banks, trucking companies, broadcasters and telecommunications companies.
Ontario’s Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in the area of employment (among other areas) that is based on a protected ground, such as: age, race, citizenship, religion, disability, family status, sex, gender, and gender orientation.
The skillful lawyers at Haber Lawyers represent employees who have experienced human rights violations at work and during the hiring process. We assist them in taking official complaints to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and Superior Court.
Steps To Take When Dealing With A Human Rights Violation
It’s never too soon, or too late, to contact a lawyer at Haber Lawyers when you are experiencing a human rights violation in the workplace. Our lawyers can provide advice on de-escalating workplace conflicts, and addressing discriminatory conduct with management so that you can keep your job.
Other times, circumstances are such that continued employment is difficult or impossible, and you will need assistance negotiating a termination package that compensates you for the humiliation, embarrassment, and emotional upset caused by discrimination in the workplace.
When necessary, our lawyers can initiate formal legal proceedings on your behalf and represent you through all stages of litigation, including discoveries, mediation, and trials or hearings.
Our clients are often very relieved to discover that a lawyer can assist them in assessing the various options available from negotiation to litigation, and help address their concerns about the strength of their case, the cost of litigation, and the steps involved.