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.
If you are an employer in Ontario we highly recommend that your business create and implement policies that address workplace discrimination, and accommodation of disabilities. Turning your mind to these issues will often improve the work environment, and allow you to attract and retain the best employees. Moreover, this is an area of legal liability where training and prevention pays dividends by avoiding costly lawsuits and workplace conflict.
A human rights law firm like Haber Lawyers can pair your business with a policy lawyer that can: institute proactive risk management tactics, implement and enforce new corporate policies, provide concrete strategies for risk avoidance, and assist in important training for leaders and managers.
If you are an employer facing the threat of a human rights-based complaint, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer at Haber Lawyers immediately. Our lawyers are experienced in resolving human rights-based complaints and representing clients in negotiations, mediation, and litigation at the Human Rights Tribunal, and in Superior Court.