New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code
Toronto – Today, 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).
Employers and unions, housing providers and service providers have a legal duty to accommodate the Code-related needs of people who are adversely affected by a requirement, rule or standard. Accommodation is necessary to address barriers in society that would otherwise prevent people from fully taking part in, and contributing to, the community.
Duty to accommodate (Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability, 2016)
Meeting the accommodation needs of employees on the job (Human Rights at Work)
How far does the duty to accommodate go? (Fact sheet)
Human rights and the duty to accommodate (eLearning)