Human Rights In The Workplace

Protecting Human Rights In The Workplace

At Merovitz Potechin LLP, we represent both individuals and employers in dealing with human rights issues in the workplace. We are committed, strong advocates and continuously strive to resolve matters in the most efficient way possible.

Human Rights in the Workplace

Human rights issues in the workplace can involve the duty to accommodate, workplace harassment, discrimination and some forms of workplace bullying. The modern workplace is full of challenges for both employers and employees.

Human rights law, governed by the Human Rights Code,R.S.O. 1990, gives both sides of the employment relationship a set of rights, responsibilities and obligations. For employers, this means they must be cognizant of anything going on in the workplace that touches on human rights. That can mean interactions between management and employees, interactions between employees and accommodation issues. For employees, this safeguards them from discrimination and harassment and provides them with accommodation in the workplace where a protected ground is engaged.

How We Can Help

Our employment and human rights lawyers at Merovitz Potechin LLP will gather the facts relating to the circumstances of your human rights issue and discuss your options.

For employees, this can mean making an application before a Human Rights Tribunal or assisting in a workplace process to address the issue. For employers, this can mean managing a complaint, assisting with workplace policies and responding to an application.

Learn How We Will Protect Your Rights

We care about protecting your rights in the workplace. Schedule a confidential consultation with one of our lawyers by contacting us online.

Our Employment Law Team

Charlene Kavanagh

Partner, Head of Litigation Group


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