In Canada, our strives for equal treatment for citizens and residents is the envy of countries around the world. That does not, however, mean that we are always perfect. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Ontario’s Human Rights Code were designed to afford all Canadians equal rights and opportunities, but laws cannot guarantee that you will not experience unjust acts on the part of private organizations and government institutions, including the police.
What Constitutes Discrimination?
Discrimination can include restricted access to housing, contracts, goods, services and facilities, as well as unfair treatment based on reasons including the following;
• sexual orientation
• gender or gender identity
• race, colour, ancestry or ethnic origin
• religion or creed
• mental or physical disabilities
Taking Legal Action
Being a victim of discrimination is a traumatic experience, often deterring victims from taking legal action. Hartman Law, a boutique law firm located in downtown Toronto, has a team of specialized discrimination lawyers, with decades of experience representing victims of discrimination and human rights violations. We will help you explore all of your legal options and help negotiate, mediate, and fight for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, at this time we do not represent cases of workplace discrimination.