With human rights issues on the rise, employees are more aware of their rights under the Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. Employees file human rights complaints as they have the right to be protected from discrimination in the workplace against various grounds, like age, disability, race, gender, and sexual orientation, among other grounds.
Companies should be aware of their accommodation obligations with employees to minimize risk of human rights violations and the subsequent human rights complaints which may follow.
Often, the resolution of human rights complaints in the employment space involves creative solutions that address the interests of employees and employers. Extensive engagement with the Human Rights Code and knowledge of the relevant cases can give employers an important