As one of the top human rights law firms in Canada, Levitt LLP has handled a variety of cases, providing investigative services and training on human rights issues.
Employment equity and human rights legislation forbids employers from adopting—or inadvertently using—discriminatory hiring practices, unlawful dismissals/terminations and workplace policies. It is crucial for employers to properly develop and implement employment equity and human rights policies to prevent employees from experiencing discrimination in the course of their work. Human rights legislation also imposes several duties on employers. For example, an employer must accommodate employees with disabilities and other needs.
- People with disabilities
- Aboriginal people
- Visible minorities
The various Human Rights Codes in Canada prohibit actions that discriminate against people based on a protected ground in a protected social area.