Human Rights Litigation on Human Rights Claims
The Human Rights Code of Ontario and the federal Canadian Human Rights Act have provided extensive protections and legal recourse for human rights claims. There are now specialized Tribunals at both the provincial and federal level that exclusively oversee human rights-related disputes. As such, many individuals and/or companies may at some point in time find themselves involved in a human rights claim, whether as the individual whose rights have been breached, or as the individual/company who has been accused of breaching these rights. This is especially true in the context of employment, where employers have a duty to accommodate disabled individuals in the workplace up to the point of undue hardship.
At Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”), we have a skilled team of lawyers who can help any party involved in a human rights dispute navigate through what may often be a difficult and emotional process. We have the knowledge and tools to handle all claims arising under the Human Rights Code of Ontario, as well as the federal Canadian Human Rights Act.
We can assist you by advising as to whether a particular claim may or may not be successful, by drafting necessary documents for claims at the provincial or federal level, by negotiating on your behalf and by representing you at meditations or Tribunal hearings. For those whose human rights have been breached, we believe that your human rights should be upheld to the highest degree possible. We will advocate vigorously to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for such a breach
We will strive to ensure that you receive an appropriate remedy for your claim, which could include:
- general or special damages
- non-financial remedies (reinstatement to your job, a promotion, or an apology)
- public interest remedies (an order requiring a company to change their hiring practices)
Furthermore, if your human rights issue is linked to any other issue, including employment, as a full service firm, we have the skills to handle all aspects of your claim.
For those who have been accused of breaching an individual’s human rights, we understand that most human rights claims are not clear cut, as well as how devastating it can be when you are accused of breaching someone’s rights. We will strive to provide you with the best representation possible to ensure that you obtain the results you deserve. With our experience on both sides of the human rights claims dispute, we have the advantage of knowing what to expect in human rights litigation.
For all of your Human Rights Litigation needs, please contact Marty Rabinovitch directly.