Programs and Services

Ontario Human Rights Commission

  • Advocacy & Legal

The OHRC is responsible for enforcing the Ontario Human Rights Code, which includes a duty for employers to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.

  • Includes designing for buildings, processes, programs or services inclusively
  • A person cannot be forced into revealing a disability, however, when an accommodation is requested, everyone involved should co-operatively share information and actively seek solutions
  • Ontario Human Rights code supersedes all other laws and agreements, including union contracts
  • Business inconvenience, resentment or hostility from other co- workers, the operation of collective agreements and customer "preferences" cannot be considered in the accommodation process
  • There are limits to this duty, and these limits are called undue hardship. Only three factors can be considered: cost, outside sources of funding, and health and safety

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-387-9080 (Toll-free), 416-326-9511 (Local), 1-800-308-5561 (TTY)

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