Ontario’s new creed

Changes to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy on creed mean even bigger changes for Ontario employers
By Sunira Chaudhri
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016

Human rights legislation offers protection for workers from discrimination in the course of employment based on several specific grounds. Many of these grounds are fairly obvious, but one that is a little more vague is the ground of creed.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has announced changes to its policy with regard to creed as a ground protected from discrimination — changes that offer a broader definition of the term and a better understanding of it. Employment lawyer Sunira Chaudhri fleshes out what these changes mean for employers and what they need to do to protect employee human rights with regards to creed.

If Sylvester Stallone’s critically acclaimed performance is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “creed,” read on!