Human Rights Complaints
While employment rights and entitlements may vary somewhat from one industry or contract to another, there are certain fundamental human rights to which all Canadian workers are entitled. These rights are laid out in the Ontario Human Rights Code, governing legislation and employment laws.
Workplace discrimination can take many forms: a woman is paid less than her male co-worker for the same work; a candidate is not hired because of their age; an injured employee is not given reasonable accommodations during their recovery, or is terminated while off on sick leave or shortly after their return to the workplace.
Discrimination is not just about job opportunities or pay equity. Discrimination can impact all aspects of employment from applications to training to evaluations to promotions. Actively discriminating is illegal in any of these contexts.