Human Rights Law

Johnstone & Cowling LLP provides representation and advice on all aspects of human rights legislation, including the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.


We defend employers in human rights complaints before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, in grievance arbitrations and in the civil courts. We also act for organizations in complaints relating to discrimination in the provision of services.


The firm prides itself on providing timely and commercially sensitive advice on how to navigate difficult questions of accommodation, including managing employee absence and disability in the workplace, with a view to maintaining happy and healthy workplaces, and minimizing exposure to human rights claims.