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Human Rights

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Your success and reputation in any business today demand that you actively and effectively address issues of human rights in the workplace. As the law evolves, the issues are becoming more challenging and costly. You cannot afford to fall behind.

Whether you need to develop corporate policies, provide educational training for managers and employees or defend against complaints of harassment or discrimination, you can turn to McCarthy Tétrault for knowledgeable and practical advice. We know the law and we know the operational realities of your workplace.

Our seasoned practitioners can advise you on policy and represent you before provincial and federal tribunals. With our strong national presence, we can guide you in developing and implementing policies for your employees across multiple Canadian jurisdictions.

We assist clients across Canada in all areas of human rights law, including:

  • Developing and reviewing corporate policies and procedures for conformity with human rights legislation;
  • Accommodating employees in the workplace;
  • Training managers and employees with respect to discrimination, harassment and their obligations under the law;
  • Conducting internal investigations;
  • Preparing responses to complaints;
  • Representing clients during human rights investigations and before human rights tribunals; and
  • Responding to allegations of human rights violations in the context of grievance arbitrations.

We combine the skill and flexibility of a boutique firm with the resources that only a full-service firm can offer.

Our clients represent the full spectrum of Canadian companies in all industries. From the plant floor to the office tower, they trust us to represent their interests in human rights.

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Will Cascadden
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Jacques Rousse
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Pierre Jolin
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Sunil Kapur
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