Human Rights are protected rights guaranteeing equal treatment free of discrimination on the basis of certain protected grounds. Our employment and workplace lawyers are skilled and talented in applying the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act to all scenarios and in all workplaces.
Employers have obligations to treat all employees equally without treating them differently on the basis of the grounds protected by Human Rights legislation. Our employment and human rights lawyers have the experience and know-how to not only keep our clients on the right side of the law, but also foster confidence between employees about their rights.
In certain circumstances, employees feel bullied, harassed, or discriminated against based on their religion, race, cultural background, disability, or other protected grounds.
Protected Grounds are:
- Ancestry, colour, race
- Ethnic origin
- Place of origin
- Family status
- Marital status (even if you are single)
- Gender identity, gender expression (whether you identify as Trans or even if you are cisgender)
- Receipt of public assistance
- Record of offences
- Sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy or breastfeeding)
- Sexual orientation (even if you are straight or cisgender)
In some cases, employees also need assistance because their employers fail to accommodate their needs based on a protected ground, or because their employers have punished them for exercising their human rights.
If you believe your rights have been violated, have questions, or want to see how we can help, contact us today.
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