Human Rights and Discrimination

Human Rights and Discrimination

Employers grapple with ever-changing social norms and issues, particularly in the areas of human rights and freedoms, and discrimination. These highly complex and delicate issues are paramount to the employment relationship, from start to finish and sometimes beyond. How organizations manage them critically shapes their culture and reputation.

Our Human Rights and Discrimination team advises and represents employers in all sectors. Our lawyers are steeped in the latest human rights and freedoms insights and continuously monitor legislative, regulatory and case law developments to support rights and freedoms cases and risk prevention.

We also provide custom training to brief you on salient issues and how to address them in abidance with the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms requirements.

Our Human Rights and Discrimination services include:

  • Auditing and advising on legislative and regulatory compliance
  • Conducting investigations into complaints or reports
  • Drafting and reviewing policies and advising on best practices
  • Handling grievances in unionized environments
  • Managing sensitive cases, particularly freedom of expression, the duty to accommodate, privacy and equity, and diversity and inclusion
  • Representing employers before courts and tribunals
  • Representing employers in mediation sessions