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discrimination and human rights issues

Human rights and discrimination allegations have an emotional component. They involve serious allegations with serious implications.

Whether such allegations are being asserted or defended in the context of a complaint to a human rights tribunal or in a civil action, GG&G has the experience to help you. We have asserted and defended cases involving such allegations before provincial and federal tribunals, as well as the courts up to and including the Federal Court of Appeal.

The uninformed and unrepresented often assert human rights violations which have no merit. Before either asserting or beginning to defend against a human rights allegation, it is critical that you or your organization obtain advice from lawyers who have ample experience on both sides, and can provide a balanced, objective and strategic assessment of the best and most efficient way to defend your rights as an individual, or your company’s legal position.

Every provincial jurisdiction, as well as the federal employment jurisdiction, has legislation which prohibits differential treatment or termination on a prohibited ground. Typical prohibited grounds include:

•  race
•  ancestry
•  place of origin
•  colour
•  ethnic origin
•  citizenship
•  creed
•  sex
•  sexual orientation
•  age
•  record of offences
•  marital status
•  family status
•  disability

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