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Employers must recognize their human rights obligations and consider the potential disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on the vulnerable groups they employ or serve.
In employment and in delivering services, discrimination, including harassment, against any persons or communities related to COVID-19 is prohibited when it involves a ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as race, age, citizenship, sex, etc.
At the same time, the OHRC and relevant human rights laws recognize the importance of balancing people’s rights to non-discrimination and civil liberties with public health and safety, including the need to address evidence-based risks associated with COVID-19.
Learning the OHRC’s positions and perspectives on the current state of the law in Ontario related to human rights and COVID-19
Employees’ human rights during pandemics such as COVID-19
Employers’ obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and duty to accommodate in situations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who Should Attend?
Employers, unions and employees, lawyers and human resources professionals.
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