Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination at work happens when employers harass you, treat you differently or unfairly, or refuse to accommodate you because of personal differences.  

It can be based on two types of harassment:

  • Human rights harassment – based on race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.
  • Other types of harassment  - based on favouritism or because your employer doesn’t like you.

In this podcast, Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) talks to community legal services lawyers who explain what the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal complaint process is like and offers tips on how you can build a case with proof if you are experiencing discrimination or harassment at work. 

They also take you through specific cases of temporary foreign workers who were sexually harassed at work and threatened with their immigration status.

Listen to the podcast now: 

Where can I find legal help about human rights at work?

To find out more about your rights at work visit:

  • Human Rights At Work list of questions regarding your employee rights from Steps to Justice.
  • CLEO Your Rights at Work information about your rights a work
  • Employment Rights - Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the human rights code. From then Ontario Human Rights Commission.
  • Getting Legal Help if you are a person with a low-income in need of legal advice about your specific situation you may be eligible to receive free legal help from a community legal clinic near you.



Last updated: February 13, 2019 4006366