June 22, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in Hamilton features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.
The following information provides a limited sampling of how ‘gender identity’ (and related terms) is viewed in various jurisdictions.
Some of the positive and most common changes restaurant companies made to their dress code and related policies were:
The Ontario Human Rights Code states that it is public policy in Ontario to recognize the inherent dignity and worth of every person and to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination. The Code aims to create a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person, so that each person feels a part of the community and feels able to contribute to the community.
Recent references to a transgender person in a column and in letters to the editor are of concern to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, because they advance some common misinformation that has caused serious harm to the transgender community.
7.1 Direct, indirect and subtle discrimination
Discrimination may take many different forms. It may happen in a direct way. It can happen when individuals or organizations exclude trans people from housing, employment or services, withhold benefits that are available to others, or impose extra burdens that are not imposed on others, without a legitimate reason.
Discrimination may also happen indirectly. It may be carried out through another person or organization.
The methodology for this discussion paper included:
- consultation with members and representatives of the transgendered community,
- review of jurisprudence and legislation in Canada and in other jurisdictions,
- literature review, and
- review of other human rights commission policies.
Although the reviews of literature and case law were not exhaustive, the intention was to identify significant trends and developments related to the issue of gender identity.
The Government of Ontario has taken another important step in its work to remove barriers and advance the human rights of transgender people. The OHRC welcomes Ontario’s new procedures and forms allowing for changing sex designation on the birth registration of minors.
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing sexual harassment at work
July 07, 2015 at 12:00 pm
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing sexual harassment at work for HR professionals.English
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) invite you to a free webinar on preventing sexual harassment at work for human resources professionals, employers, unions, professional associations and employees.