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Human Rights

Ontario (as per the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O 1990, as amended) and Canadian legislation (as per the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S.C. 1985, as amended) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and medical handicaps (conditions).

Human rights cases relating to the workplace most often fall into two broad categories: sexual harassment and discrimination. Lockwood Paralegal Firm can help represent you in filing your complaint while also appearing at mediation and/or a hearing.

Ontario common law may also indirectly provide additional remedies for discrimination, human rights abuses and sexual harassment. Remedies may include wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, assault, and the tort of the intentional infliction of nervous shock or suffering.

The determination of whether or not the legal elements for a human rights, discrimination or sexual harassment case are present depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Ontario Human Rights Code protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.

Grounds for Discrimination include:


  • Race

  • Sexual orientation

  • Ancestry

  • Disability

  • Place of origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Age

  • Marital status

  • Ethnic origin

  • Family status

  • Citizenship

  • Receipt of public assistance

  • Record of offences (in employment only)

Allow Lockwood Paralegal Firm to deal with all the daunting legalities involved in a human rights proceeding.

LPF have the expertise and necessary experience to help you navigate the human rights tribunal.

Come visit us at our Richmond Hill paralegal office for a free consultation, located minutes from 404/Hwy 7.


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