Deficiencies in the construction industry can range between the severe and the less severe. Many times, an owner who has hired a contractor will become extremely frustrated with the contractor and consider terminating the contract. The question is — is this legally permissible?
In Yan v 30 Forensic Engineering Inc., 2022 HRTO 649, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) dismissed allegations of discrimination and harassment with respect to employment because of race, place of origin, sex, marital status, age, disability, and reprisal, contrary to the Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H. 19 (the “Code”).
Risks to the organization need to be properly considered when a company is considering significant workforce reductions.