WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION?
Employment discrimination is the unfair and adverse treatment of workers on the basis of certain attributes, such as gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion and national origin. This type of discrimination is illegal under state and federal law in the United States. It can take many forms, such as unequal pay for equal work or being subjected to a hostile work environment due to prejudice or stereotyping.
Employment discrimination can occur at any stage of the employment relationship, including hiring and firing decisions. Furthermore, employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who report or oppose acts of discrimination against them.
It’s important to note that not all types of discrimination are illegal – there must be an underlying protected attribute for a complaint to be raised. Additionally, employers must also comply with specific regulations pertaining to job requirements and policies which do not violate an employee’s rights.
Types Of Employment Discrimination
Disparate treatment occurs when an employee of a protected class is given worse treatment than their non-protected peers. This can happen in any part of the workplace, including hiring, promotions, and termination decisions. Disparate impact involves company policies or practices that disproportionately affect a certain group of employees that do not reflect legitimate business needs. Harassment is another form of discrimination, which includes unwelcome comments made about someone’s race, gender, sexual orientation, or other protected attributes. Additionally, employers must not retaliate against employees for bringing attention to any discriminatory practices in the workplace.
Finally, pay disparities based on gender can also constitute employment discrimination if the wage gap cannot be explained by job performance or responsibilities.
Employment Discrimination Law in Ontario
In Ontario, employment discrimination is prohibited under the Human Rights Code. This code sets out that employers must not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, race, marital status, disability, etc. Furthermore, it also protects employees from hiring and promotion decisions based on these criteria. This means they can’t be discriminated against in terms of pay or access to benefits either due to their circumstances or characteristics. Additionally, employers are also obligated by law to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for their employees free from any form of harassment or bullying.
Overall, the aim of this legal framework is to protect workers from any form of unfair treatment in the workplace.
What We Offer to Our Clients
Our clients can be assured of comprehensive representation from our office. We understand the delicacy and complexity of discrimination, harassment, and bullying cases. Our team of experienced employment lawyers provides personalized advice and support tailored to each individual’s circumstances. We develop effective strategies for each case we take on in order to help our clients pursue justice. Our legal services are conducted with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality. We offer our clients clear advice on their rights and obligations so they can make educated decisions when it comes to employment discrimination law in Ontario. With our experience and expertise, we provide guidance which best suits their individual needs.
Our Areas of Expertise
Our employment lawyers specialize in helping organizations safeguard themselves from potential discrimination risks. We offer a wide array of services related to the employer-employee relationship, such as giving advice on policies and procedures to avoid discrimination claims, representing clients in discrimination cases before state and federal agencies, providing guidance on following state and federal anti-discrimination laws, setting up equitable workplace practices, developing training programs to teach management and employees about their rights and responsibilities regarding discrimination in the workplace, and offering specialized legal advice for complicated situations connected to employment discrimination.
We also provide assistance with implementing equitable workplace practices, training programs to educate management and employees about their rights and responsibilities regarding discrimination in the workplace, negotiation with plaintiffs who allege discrimination or other forms of misconduct, as well as specialized legal advice for complex situations related to employment discrimination.
Dealing about sexual harassment and discrimination at work can be complicated. It’s important to always remember that you are not by yourself in this circumstance. An employment lawyer will be able to give you the guidance you need if you’re uncertain of what to do. Tailor Law offers no-cost consultations for these issues, and our great staff is here to aid. You can set up a time by calling 905-366-0202 or doing so online.