Discrimination refers to an action or a decision that treats a person negatively as a result, for example, of their race, age or sex. In Ontario, the law protects against discrimination on an enumerated characteristic protected by human rights law. The protected characteristics include:
- Ethnic Origin
- Marital status
- Mental disability
- Physical disability
- Sex (including pregnancy and gender identity)
- Sexual orientation
Whether you have been discriminated against in a job application process, in your current role, or in the manner of dismissal, we can help you understand your rights and enforce them. If you feel that you are the victim of discrimination on a ground such as one of those listed above, you should contact a Human Rights Lawyer. Guelph Human Rights Lawyers can help Guelph city residents and those from the surrounding Wellington County assert their rights in the workplace.
We also understand that discrimination can take different shapes and forms. Sometimes it may be overt — perhaps an employer says that “you are too old to do this job.” At other times, however, discrimination is not overt and can be the result of actions taken over a prolonged period of time.