Human rights law deals with discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, citizenship, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, and family status. The lawyers at Lawrences specialize in educating, advising, and representing both employers and employees on discrimination and human rights law, whether under Ontario or federal jurisdiction. We are experienced in advising on basic human rights violations in the workplace contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.
In particular, our lawyers regularly provide advice to both employers and employees, where employees are required to be on medical leaves of absence or provide sensitive medical information in order to substantiate their absence, or when an employer has a duty to accommodate an employee’s disability. In addition, we also act on behalf of employers in conducting sensitive workplace investigations where allegations of human rights or sexual harassment have been levied.
We work with our clients not only to address possible human rights violations, but also to educate and train, ensuring a dedication to an organization’s legitimate business interests while respecting the employees’ basic rights.