An essential quick reference for understanding the Ontario Human Rights Code
The Ontario Human Rights Code: Quick Reference provides an overview of Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the “Code”) in a concise and easy-to-understand format. It explains key concepts in discrimination law, including the grounds of discrimination and reasonable accommodation. It includes the full text of the Code, the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and its plain language guide.
New in the 2018 edition
- Statistical breakdowns of applications filed under the Code.
- Overview of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on medical information in the context of disability-related accommodation.
- Discussion of the recent court and tribunal cases, including the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. with respect to the termination of employees with addictions under “zero tolerance” drug and alcohol policies.
- Guidance in respect of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy on gender-based dress codes.
- Expansion of the discussion of family status discrimination and accommodation with respect to eldercare responsibilities.
- Newly updated list of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policies.