Ontario tribunals are empowered with significant remedial power, including the ability to award damages and special remedies where discrimination is found. Employees do not need to prove intent to discriminate, and indeed sometimes employers may not even be aware that a policy has the effect of infringing Ontario human rights law. We can help you spot the risks.
New Human Rights Tribunal decision sends a decisive message to employers about accommodating pandemic-related childcare responsibilities. Current modeling respecting the spread of COVID-19 makes it clear that keeping children home temporarily is a responsible choice. Every working parent in the community is impacted by school and child-care closures. That said, even insofar as pandemic-related restrictions […]