Employers have a duty to accommodate an employee’s creed to the point of undue hardship, including by providing time off for religious holidays.
Q&A on the duty to accommodate
March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am
Accommodation rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code.English
Hatred and discrimination based on creed have no place in Ontario. They contravene our province’s most cherished ideals and commitments, including respect for the rule of law, and individual human rights and dignity.
Such is the nature of our hyper-connected planet that events seemingly worlds away from our day-to-day lives can reverberate in our neighbourhood. That is the power and promise of social media — it makes the world smaller.
Observing the UN International Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Today is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It’s a day to remember the genocide that resulted in the murder of millions of Jewish people in World War Two, along with the systematic killing of people with disabilities, Roma persons, and many other minority groups across Europe and Asia.
February 29, 2016 - The OHRC is concerned that segregation is being used in a manner that violates prisoners’ rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. As a result, the OHRC is calling upon MCSCS to end this practice and, in the meantime implement interim measures, including strict time limits and external oversight, to reduce the harm of segregation on vulnerable prisoners.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Free one-hour webinar features an overview of the Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed, explanation of various forms of creed discrimination, and an opportunity to ask questions about creed beliefs and the duty to accommodate.
June 22, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in Hamilton features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing discrimination based on creed
April 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing discrimination based on creed for HR professionals.English