At De Bousquet PC we believe in fairness and equality and recognize the importance of living free of discrimination. It is our personal characteristics, such as our race, ethnic origin, age or sexual orientation that make us unique. If you believe that your employer has treated you differently or disadvantaged you because of who you are, we can help. The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals from discrimination and harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.
The complexity of human rights litigation requires experience and thorough understanding of the Tribunal’s procedures, case law and processes. Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals with human rights complaints at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. We work with you to determine the best strategy and options. Some of the common examples of discrimination that we can help you with:
- Sexual harassment
- Denial of employment because of lack of Canadian Experience.
- Denial of access to an establishment or services.
- Dismissal by an employer refusing to accommodate a disability or religious holidays.
- Harassment by co-workers, landlords or neighbours.
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario can decide if your rights have been violated. If you think your rights under the Code have been violated, we can help you file an application with the Tribunal. The Tribunal will then decide regarding what is the best way to deal with your situation and has the power to grant you monetary damages for having your rights infringed upon, as well as orders your employer to reinstate you to your former job if you were dismissed. The Tribunal also offers the opportunity for parties to settle a dispute through mediation, and our firm will help you obtain the best possible settlement.
Why choose De Bousquet PC when there are other law firms who practice human rights law? It’s simple; we care about our clients, listen to them and give them an honest opinion about their case in order for them to make informed decisions. Not every lawyer and law firms are alike. What distinguishes us is that we genuinely care about the people we represent and understand how disabilities affect you and your family. We believe in equality and recognize the importance of living in a society free of discrimination. This is perhaps why Mr. De Bousquet was named "one of the leading human rights experts in Ontario" by Legal Action magazine.
If you are dealing with a human rights issue, don’t face your struggle alone. Our track record in this field speaks for itself: We are the leading experts in the field.