Discrimination is rarely a clear-cut issue. A decision or policy that appears neutral on its face can nonetheless have a discriminatory effect.
Some common questions that we receive from our clients are:
- My medical condition prevents me from doing my job, what can I do?
- Am I entitled to my job when I return from an approved leave of absence?
- What medical information can my employer ask for?
The Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) provides that every individual is entitled to equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in the areas of: employment, contracts, housing, services and membership in unions, trade or professional associations.