Human rights

In Canada, every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities, the provision of commercial premises or residential accommodation, employment, and membership in vocational associations.

At the federal level, prohibited grounds of discrimination include race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and conviction for an offence for where a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

In Ontario, it is prohibited to discriminate against an individual on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.

Our lawyers bring highly relevant experience to your case, having worked in the human rights field both in the private and public sectors. They have advised clients on all aspects of their human rights claims, and have represented them at every stage of the process. Our team is committed to protecting your rights and fighting for appropriate remedies where discrimination has occurred.

We offer legal services in all areas of human rights, including:

  • Filing complaints with provincial and federal human rights commissions
  • Representation before human rights tribunals
  • Judicial review of tribunal decisions
  • Advisory services to both employers and employees