Policy and guidelines on disability and the duty to accommodate
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Policy and guidelines on disability and the duty to accommodate

Ontario’s Human Rights Code says that employers, landlords, and service providers must do what they can to remove barriers that cause people to be treated differently because of their disability. The legal word for this is accommodation. 

The Code recognizes that an employer may have operating rules, policies and procedures that may be necessary for business reasons, or that there may be certain legal requirements such as health and safety legislation. There may also be collective agreements that set out the terms and conditions governing the workplace

This policy document from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on disability and the duty to accommodate provides practical guidance on the legal rights and responsibilities set out in the Code as they relate to the ground of disability and the duty to accomodate.

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2001
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