The 2018 Annotated Ontario Human Rights Code
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7947-2
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 2750 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $166.00

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The ultimate guide to provide instant access to the consolidated Ontario Human Rights Code

This guide provides instant access to the consolidated Ontario Human Rights Code and digests of tribunal and court decisions. This is a useful reference for labour and employment law practitioners as well as human resource professionals because it includes:

  • Full text of the Ontario Human Rights Code, as amended
  • The Abridged Policies and Guidelines of the Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Rules of Procedure
  • Information on the Process for Resolving Human Rights Applications before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Section-by-section annotations of over 950 decisions on the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as federal and British Columbia human rights legislation


1. Updated Statutes and Regulations
2. Updated HRTO Rules of Procedure
3. New HRTO Practice Directions
4. New OHRC Policy Statement on Francophones, Language and Discrimination
5. Significant Case law includes
a. Robins v. PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2017 ONSC 1778
The Court declined to allow the plaintiff to amend her statement of claim to allege gender discrimination contrary to the Code, as this was a new cause of action and was statute-barred.
b. Doyle v. Zochem Inc., 2017 ONCA 130 (CanLII)
An award of moral damages and an award of damages for sexual harassment under the Human Rights Code is not “double counting” because the award serves a different purpose than the award of moral damages and the same conduct may ground separate awards. The trial judge did not err in awarding both moral damages and Human Rights Code damages.