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Discrimination at Work

Includes information about discrimination and harassment at work based on race, age, disability, or other grounds.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I'm deaf. My boss says there's no money for sign language interpretation so I can participate in meetings."
  • "I use a walker. During my job interview, I was asked a lot of questions about my disability."
  • "I was fired because I sometimes need to take my disabled child to medical appointments during work hours."
  • "My boss told me I can't take time off work to pray. I'm uncomfortable with the way my boss treats women at our office."
  • "My doctor sent my boss a letter saying that I need to change my work schedule because of my disability. Now my boss wants to know what my disability is."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Discrimination at Work
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Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
Legal Line Free legal answers covering 2,100 topics on provincial and federal laws available by website referrals publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services