Presentation on theme: "Human Rights in Ontario. It is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific areas like jobs,"— Presentation transcript:
It is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific areas like jobs, housing and services. Established in 1962. The code’s goal is to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, colour, sex, handicap, age, etc…
In the 1950’s and 1960’s it was common that people would be discriminated against in housing, employment and education E.g. Restrictive agreements on property deeds such as “land not to be sold to Jews or persons of objectionable nationality” (was struck down in 1945 after UN Human Rights Code was used as evidence) OHRC enforces the Ontario Human Rights Code BUT the Board of Inquiry makes the ultimate decision in a complaint.
YEARACTDESCRIPTION OF ACT 1951Fair Employment Practices Act Prohibited discrimination based on race and religion in employment 1954Fair Accommodation Practices Act Prohibited discrimination in public places on racial, religious or ethnic grounds 1958Ontario Anti- Discrimination Commission Act Created a commission to administer and deal with discriminatory acts and develop educational programs 1961Amendment to the Fair Accommodation Practices Act Prohibited discrimination in rental accommodations
The development of these laws and increasing social pressure led politicians to realize that comprehensive human rights legislation is needed to protect the rights of individuals Finally developed the Ontario Human Rights Code. This code was proclaimed in 1962. The Code would be enforced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission The code has been revised several times since 1962.
EMPLOYMENT ACCOMODATION GOODS SERVICES AND FACILITIES MEMBERSHIP IN VOCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND TRADE UNIONS
There are eleven stages to the complaint process: 1. Contact 2. Filing Complaint 3. Serving the Responant 4. Section 34 Application 5. Mediation 6. Investigation 7. Conciliation 8. Analyses 9. Decision 10. Reconsideration 11. Tribunal NOTE: A complaint may end at any part of this process
HOW DOES THE ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE DIFFER FROM THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS?