All individuals living in Ontario have the right to equal treatment with respect to employment, yet human rights issues are still a prominent issue. If you think your rights have been violated at work, you may need an experienced Toronto Human Rights Lawyer.
Employers must abide by The Ontario Human Rights Code and maintain policies with respect to harassment and violence in accordance with Ontario’s Bill 168, Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace) 2009.
It is crucial that employers enforce policies to protect their employees. However, the actual implementation of such policies is often an issue and success protecting emplyees is not always achieved.
Even employers who have policies to protect human rights and employees from violence or harassment are still susceptible to violations of human rights law, given the prominence of unidentified or unnoticed discrimination.
Human Rights Lawyers at Monkhouse Law are effective at assisting with civil claims and human rights complaints.
Human Rights Issues at Work
The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals from discrimination and harassment at work. If you just searched for Human Rights Lawyer Toronto, then you may have experienced discrimination at work involving:
- 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)
- Sexual orientation
Also, human rights issues may be due to ‘invisible disabilities’:
- Learning Disabilities including dyslexia, ADD and ADHD and more
- Sleep Apnea and other disabilities that affect cognitive reasoning
- Stress and Anxiety disorders
- Addiction including alcohol, drug, gambling and more
All of these human rights issues could lead to discrimination, harassment and possibly wrongful dismissal. See more about wrongful dismissal.
Video: Andrew Monkhouse, Human Rights Lawyer Toronto Discusses Human Rights Issues at Work [3.15 min]
0:01 What are some basic human rights issues that happen in the workplace?
1:25 What options do I have if I’ve been discriminated against?
2:08 What is the punishment for discrimination?
Experienced Human Rights Lawyers
A very high percentage of self-represented persons are unsuccessful in defending their human rights complaints. This is why It is important to get good legal advice from a Toronto Human Rights Lawyer at Monkhouse Law.
To know if you have a reasonable claim regarding your treatment, and how it relates to a human rights ground, you should contact us for a free 30 minute phone consultation.
Monkhouse Law can assist you whether you decide to proceed with a complaint before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal or a claim before the civil courts, comprised of both wrongful dismissal damages and general damages for human rights violations.