Human Rights Lawyers In Toronto

Achkar Law is a team of human rights lawyers in Toronto who provide comprehensive legal advice and assistance when it comes to ensuring the Human Rights Code is being complied with.

When it comes to employers in Toronto and Ontario, Achkar Law ensures they do not treat their employees in ways that could potentially be viewed as discriminatory and against the Human Rights Code. Whether employers are looking for help on preventative measures, or if they were accused of Code violations and they are involved in litigation, we are happy to help.

We also help employees who want to make sure that human rights violations have occurred in their workplace. If you find yourself in this type of situation, it is crucial to seek professional legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. At Achkar Law, we have a team of lawyers who focus their practice in human rights issues so do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of legal assistance.

Cases in Which a Human Rights Lawyers in Toronto Can Help

Whether a human rights violation has actually occurred is something that can usually only be determined with the help of an experienced legal professional and, ultimately, by taking legal action to seek redress. Below, you will find just a few examples of circumstances in which it may be appropriate for you to consult human rights lawyers in Toronto.

  • Discrimination on the basis of Disability – suffering from a disability is not something that employees can control. Being treated fairly and without discrimination on the basis of your disability is of utmost importance. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, or any other form of mental health-related issues, our lawyers are happy to help.
  • Sexual Harassment – Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace are protected by the Human Rights Code and should seek immediate legal assistance. We have handled numerous sexual harassment cases during our time practising law in Toronto and have an excellent record of achievement in this field. Contact us now to discuss your case in confidence with a member of our team.
  • Discrimination Based on Age – If you believe that you have been treated unfairly because of your age, you should definitely seek professional advice. Our lawyers will be able to review your case and let you know if you have grounds to file an application at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario or at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
  • Gender or Pregnancy Discrimination – It is, of course, unacceptable for any company to discriminate against their employees based on gender or if they become pregnant or on maternity leave. If you think that you have suffered from such discrimination, you should consult with human rights lawyers in Toronto as soon as possible. Our team can represent you throughout the course of your legal action or application and help to ensure that a satisfactory outcome is achieved.
  • Racial Discrimination – Almost everybody knows that racial discrimination in the workplace constitutes a human rights violation but many employers and employees are not sure how to determine the most appropriate course of action to take in such circumstances. Call and speak with us about your case and we will be happy to provide you with all the help and guidance you need.

Other common human rights violations include discrimination based on family status, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, creed, place of origin.

Contact Us

Whether you are an employer or employee, our lawyers here at Achkar Law will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your workplace.

Contact us by phone toll-free at 1-800-771-7882, or email us at [email protected], and we would be happy to assist you.

If you are a small or medium-sized company looking for full-service support, visit our CLO program page for our strategic solutions.

FAQS

In Ontario, Human Rights lawyers fight for individuals who have been discriminated against based on any of the protected grounds under Ontario’s Human Rights Code within the five social areas. In the employment context, human rights lawyers fight for the rights of employees to a workplace free of discrimination or harassment.

If you are an employee, you should consider speaking with a human rights lawyer at the first signs of mistreatment or discrimination. Speaking with a human rights lawyer promptly allows for the employee to have an understanding of their options as well as their rights.

Employees rights are first spelled out in the employment contract between the employer and the employee. Employee rights are also protected under the Employment Standards Act, Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, among others. You may also find employee rights within the workplace policy and handbook at work.

If your rights are violated, seeking the advice of an experienced employment lawyer as quickly as practically possible is always in your interest. Not only is an employment lawyer able to assess the strength of your case, you will also have a better understanding of your options and the best course of action you can take.

Employees who feel that their Human Rights have been violated can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario or to the Canadian Human Rights Commission depending on whether your employer is provincially or federally regulated. While employees can do so on their own, having a lawyer who takes care of your matter ensures that you follow the correct procedures.