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Maciel vs. Fashion Coiffures: pregnancy and employer’s continued obligation under the “Code”

Human Rights Employment Law Sambrano

The applicant, Jessica Maciel, was just over four months pregnant when she applied for, and was hired as a receptionist by the respondents, Fashion Coiffures Ltd. and Crystal Coiffures Ltd.. (more…)

Emra v. Impression Bridal Ltd.: The hefty price of ignorance of the “Code”


“…the Code contains a preamble which reflects the kinds of experiences the legislation is directed at remedying. It speaks not just to equality in relation to the law, but also to the values of understanding, mutual respect and dignity and the necessity to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to contribute fully to the community.”[1] (more…)

What is the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?

HRTOsharpThe role of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is to resolve claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990,c.19.  The Human Rights Code is the statue or law which the HRTO follows.  The Human Rights Code or the Code is the law that protects all people in Ontario from discrimination and harassment in areas ranging from employment to housing.  (more…)

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