WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?
Human Rights are the protected rights that ensure equal treatment without any discrimination based on specified grounds in the Ontario Human Rights Code and Canadian Human Rights Act. Ensuring that Canadians are treated fairly and in accordance with human rights laws is a basic Human Right for every Canadian.
For every citizen and resident of Ontario, The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals from discrimination and harassment in the private sector based on the protected grounds of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status or disability.
Individuals are entitled to equal treatment when at work or school and while accessing a range of private sector services, such as transportation and accommodation.
Protected Grounds Under the Ontario Human Rights Code:
- Family status
- Marital status
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Receipt of public assistance
- Record of offences
- Sexual orientation
Ontario Human Rights Lawyer
Have you been treated unfairly or discriminated against because of your gender, age, social status, marital status, ethnicity, race or any of the above mentioned prohibited grounds? If so, call Pranzitelli Law now for a free consultation. We have the experience you need to right this wrong.
Discrimination is a serious legal issue that requires the right knowledge and expertise to navigate in a court of law or Human Rights Tribunal. In Ontario, our Human rights laws prohibit harassment, discrimination and inequality within the workplace, housing and service sectors. If you have been the victim of discrimination based on the prohibited grounds under the Human Rights Code, call Pranzitelli Law Firm Today for a free consultation.
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