In relation to human rights, Miller Thomson focuses on providing strategies and advice to ensure compliance and avoid costly complaints and litigation. The Labour Relations and Employment Law Group provides effective support through client-specific and all-client seminars, workshops and training sessions and the development of policies and workplace discrimination and harassment prevention strategies. Our Group also provides practical and technical support for the investigation and resolution of formal or internal human rights complaints. Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending management against alleged breaches of human rights legislation before arbitrators and human rights tribunals governed by federal and provincial legislation and before the courts.
Our areas of expertise in relation to human rights include:
- Policy development
- Assisting in the development of accommodation plans
- Due diligence – auditing policies and procedures to ensure statutory compliance
- Advocacy before tribunals, arbitrators and all levels of court