Human Rights Violations

Ontario´s Human Rights Code protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services & facilities, & membership in vocational associations & trade unions. Our firm, as part of our commitment to the Human Rights Code, has created a package of services to evaluate, draft, & submit a claim to the Ontario Human Rights Commission on your behalf. The information is general information only & should not be construed as comprehensive, complete, or as a substitute for legal advice. Please contact a legal professional for a consultation to be fully aware of your legal rights & obligations.

PLS as part of our commitment to the Human Rights Code, has created a package of services to evaluate, draft, & submit a claim to the Ontario Human Rights Commission on your behalf

How Human Rights laws are enforced.

Generally, discrimination & harassment are dealt with through the complaint mechanisms of the Human Rights Commission, or in the case of unionized employees, through the injustice arbitration process. Human rights laws prohibit discrimination & harassment based on “prohibited grounds.” There are 15 prohibited grounds:
      o Race
      o Ancestry
      o Ethnic origin
      o Citizenship
      o Religion or creed
      o Gender
      o Age
      o Handicap or Disability
      o Sexual orientation
      o Marital status
      o Family status; & in some cases
      o Criminal record and
      o Receipt of public assistance
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Five main situations or social areas in which discrimination & harassment are prohibited are:

      o Employment
      o Accommodation
      o The provision of services, goods, & facilities
      o Contracts
      o Membership in a trade union or vocational association.
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