Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination

Working towards respect and equality in the workplace

Everyone has a right to be treated equally and with respect in the workplace. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Employment Law Group knows that human rights issues are usually complex and require sensitivity to resolve. Our experienced employment lawyers advise employees and employers on human rights issues, including discrimination, and on harassment and violence in the workplace. We also represent clients in disputes related to human rights and occupational health and safety legislation, including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Human Rights Code, the Canada Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Are you an employee?

If you are an employee who has been treated differently or harassed because of a prohibited ground of discrimination such as age, gender, race, disability, religion, family status or sexual orientation, our experienced employment lawyers can help. We will work with you to resolve human rights issues in your workplace involving harassment, employment discrimination and violence in the workplace to ensure that your rights are respected. We can also help you make a complaint with your employer or file a formal complaint with the appropriate human rights regulator.

Are you an employer?

Human rights issues are often challenging for employers to address. We work with employers to help you better understand your human rights obligations, as well as to develop and implement workplace policies to meet these obligations. Our knowledgeable lawyers and consultants can also provide you with practical advice and guidance on issues related to human rights such as educational training, accommodation requests, workplace investigations, and responding to internal and external complaints. We are also experienced in representing employers before human rights tribunals and in the courts.

How can our employment lawyers help you?

Thank you for your interest in our employment law services. If you require assistance with a human rights issue, our skilled employment lawyers can help. Please send us an email or call us at 613-238-8080, or toll-free at 833-892-3331. Our friendly staff will help you find the right employment lawyer to handle your matter.

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