With its foundation in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN General Assembly resolution 217A), Canadian human rights law is ever-expanding and complex with issues appearing in a vast array of disputes and intersecting with many other areas of law.
In today’s social climate, having experienced, knowledgeable lawyers who can help employers recognize these human rights issues and provide proactive advice before they become liabilities is crucial to a business’ success.
Our lawyers offer strategic, practical and timely advice taking into account the context of our client’s business. We identify potential human rights issues before they emerge and guide our clients though practical solutions. We assist clients with compliance, internal policies and procedures, harassment and discrimination investigations and workplace accommodations. Although the goal is to avoid formal dispute resolution, our lawyers provide experienced representation, regularly appearing before arbitrators, provincial and federal human rights tribunals and Courts to advocate on our client’s behalf.
We advise clients in the private and public sector including academic institutions, municipalities, police services, telecommunications, retail, hospitality, transportation and logistics, gaming, advertising, technology, aviation, forestry, professional services and media.