This article outlines some human rights considerations when hiring employees in Ontario. Whether you are fresh into your first recruitment role, or a seasoned recruitment professional, understanding the proper and legal way of onboarding employees can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the company’s liability for discrimination.
In a decision dated August 9, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal made by Air Canada pilots regarding their age discrimination claim.
Canadian human rights law also imposes a duty to accommodate. This requires employers to ensure that persons with characteristics protected under the Code are not unfairly excluded where working conditions can be adjusted.