As of August 1, 2022, bakerlaw has joined forces with Ross & McBride LLP.
Our team is excited to become part of the formidable group of human rights, employment, and constitutional lawyers at Ross & McBride. Our current and future clients will continue to receive the personalized, high-quality representation that has become synonymous with bakerlaw, and will benefit from the collaborative, cross-functional approach to complex issues that both we and Ross & McBride value. With the added resources of larger, full-service firm, this collaboration will allow us to take on new clients for the first time since October 2021. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- August 26, 2020
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Segregation and Mental Health
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has filed a motion to address Ontario’s breach of legal obligation to keep prisoners with mental health disabilities out of segregation (link). The motion comes on the heels of Justice David Cole’s report (link) issued in April which concluded that Ontario has not provided adequate support to prisoners with mental health disabilities. » Read the rest
The Ontario Human Rights Commission is hosting a FREE training on its new policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities
- October 12, 2018
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on The Ontario Human Rights Commission is hosting a FREE training on its new policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities
The policy addresses continued barriers to education that students face at all levels of the education system, including:
- inaccessible build environments
- inadequate resources and supports in the classroom
- long waiting lists for professional assessments
- inappropriate requests by educational institutions for medical information
- denial of disability-related accommodations
- persistent negative attitudes and stereotypes towards people with disabilities
- ineffective dispute resolution processes
Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, students with disabilities have the right to meaningful access to education comparable with their peers, and with accommodations commensurate with their needs. » Read the rest
- October 16, 2017
- Comments Off on New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code
On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement explaining the purpose and importance of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). Read the full statement here (link).