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Human Rights & Discrimination



The ever increasing attention on discrimination and human rights issues has resulted in the need for organizations to be vigilant and proactive in reassessing and reviewing their operations in the context of human rights law. Whether your organization is developing a diversity policy, assessing how to reasonably accommodate an individual’s disability or defending against a human rights complaint, Fasken human rights lawyers can help.

We work with organizations to help them address human rights issues in all areas including employment, private and public services, tenancy and publication. We have extensive experience before tribunals and Courts defending organizations facing human rights complaints.

From a proactive perspective, we assists our clients in considering their human rights obligations and developing policies related to human rights such as diversity, anti-harassment, anti-bullying and accommodation of disabilities. In addition, we train managers and supervisors on their human rights obligations and providing guidance on how to avoid and respond to internal complaints. Where necessary, we carry out thorough investigations for organizations into human rights allegations, respecting the rules of procedural fairness.

Our team is known for our representational work and our practical, effective advice in all areas of human rights. We advise companies, societies, municipalities and other organizations in all areas of human rights including relating to sexual and racial harassment, the duty to accommodate, mental health issues, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. We regularly represent organizations in respect of complaints before Human Rights Commissions, Boards of Inquiry and Human Rights Tribunals.

Subscribe to our HR Space bulletin to learn more about our human rights and discrimination service offerings. You can also browse some of our recent experiences or contact any of our human rights lawyers.


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