Human Rights Tribunal
The Human Rights Code is a set of laws that protect people in Ontario from discrimination and harassment in five areas of life.
Goods, Services and Facilities;
Membership trade and vocational associations.
If your employer discriminates against you in a way that goes against Ontario’s Human Rights laws, you might be able to make a claim against the employer.
The tribunal could order the employer to pay you money.
Wrongful dismissal occurs when am employer does not provide sufficient notice of termination to the employee or for payment in lieu of notice.
What is often disputed in wrongful dismissal cases is the amount of notice that an employee is entitled to. There are a wide range of factors that need to be considered.
These factors include an employee’s salary, age, position, length of employment, as well as non- discretionary payments.
In a wrongful dismissal action, the former employee will ask the Court to order his or her former employer to award damages for the employer’s failure to provide proper notice of the dismissal.