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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.).

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Learn more about Mary Lou Brady.

Mary Lou Brady

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Liam Ledgerwood.

Liam Ledgerwood

Associate - Labour & Employment Law
Learn more about Christopher Sinal.

Christopher Sinal

Associate - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Elizabeth Traynor.

Elizabeth Traynor

Partner - Labour & Employment

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5 out of 5 stars.

I am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.

5 out of 5 stars.

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.