Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Welcome to the Human Rights Legal Support Centre

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code. Our services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and legal representation at mediations and hearings.

Summer 2014: Stop Police Carding: the Centre is working with community-based organizations and the Law Union of Ontario to meet with community members who believe they have been stopped unfairly by the police on the basis of their race.  The Centre and the Law Union will provide legal assistance in applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.   

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What’s New at the Centre

In the Media: Prospective tenant awarded $10,000 for landlord’s discriminatory treatment.

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Recent decision: J.D. v. The Ultimate Cut Unisex: three women worked as receptionists at a hair salon until ongoing sexual harassment left them unable to continue.

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More service to more people: In 2013/14, the Centre was able to help more people. The number of people who received in-depth legal assistance increased by 33%. The number of people represented by our lawyers at mediation increased by over 100%. 

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Recent decision: Rollick v. 1526597 Ontario Inc.: a cashier was fired twice because the employer refused to accommodate her physical limitations.

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