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Human Rights

Human rights are an increasingly complex component of legal relationships in Canada. Human rights laws prohibit discrimination and harassment based on certain characteristics in areas such as employment, services, housing, and vocational associations. Our lawyers are on the forefront of litigating issues relating to the prohibited grounds of discrimination including race, colour, ancestry, religion, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, sexual identity and expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of public assistance, and related grounds. It is therefore vital to ensure that you have an experienced and high-quality legal team on your side that gives you the best opportunity to succeed in advancing or defending human rights cases in any forum.

Specifically, our lawyers have unparalleled depth and breadth of experience advising and representing businesses, organizations, and individuals in human rights matters. We advance and defend human rights issues in the courts, as well as in administrative law hearings, before human rights tribunals, and in labour grievance procedures. In August 2011, Andrew Pinto, a Partner in our firm, was appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario to review the implementation and effectiveness of changes made to the Ontario human rights system since 2008. In this role, Mr. Pinto held public consultations and presented a report to the Attorney General with findings and recommendations to improve Ontario’s human rights system. This honour confirms Pinto Wray James LLP’s unparalleled expertise in human rights law.

In addition, our lawyers have years of experience designing and drafting anti-discrimination and harassment policies; offering fact-finding and investigative services concerning human rights; and designing and delivering education, training, and media commentary on human rights issues. Pinto Wray James LLP has a proven track record of success advising and defending businesses in human rights-related litigation; providing advice to various institutions on their rights and obligations in this complex area of law; and enforcing the human rights of Canadians.

We invite you to contact one of our experienced human rights lawyers today.

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