Human rights law involves assisting clients with issues under the Ontario Human Rights Code or the Canada Human Rights Act, whichever is applicable. Additionally, the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedom may become relevant in cases involving the application of legislation or the conduct of government and its agencies.
Human rights issues can arise in the workplace or in other relationships between individuals such as housing, services, and access to facilities. Claims are generally based on an allegation that an individual has been discriminated against and/or harassed on the basis of a number of grounds set out in the applicable human rights legislation (examples include race, sex, sexual orientation, age, etc.).