Defending your Human Rights in Ontario
The HRLSC can help you if you need legal advice or assistance with respect to a matter covered by the Ontario Human Rights Code (or the “Code”).
Be sure to complete our Decision Tree to see if you are eligible for services. If you are eligible, HRLSC can provide the following legal support services:
- Resolve a dispute involving your rights under the Human Rights Code
- File an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
- Take your application to mediation or at a hearing before the Tribunal
- Enforce an Order of the Tribunal if the Tribunal finds that you have experienced discrimination
This self-help guide is intended to assist self-represented applicants in effectively participating in a virtual hearing in light of Tribunals Ontario’s Updated Practice Direction on Hearing Formats and its implementation of a Digital First services for Ontarians. Learn more about digital hearings.
Survivors of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace and in other specific social settings (for example, in schools, at your doctor’s office, on campus) have the right to protection under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
The HRLSC’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Exchange (SHARE) team provides free, confidential legal advice to all workers in Ontario experiencing sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender-based harassment at work about their legal and non-legal options.