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If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end. 

The law protects people who have had a disability in the past and those that may have a disability in the future (for example, a genetic predisposition to a disability).

While employees have no legal obligation to disclose their disability to an employer, disclosure may be practical in certain situations, such as where reasonable adjustments can be made to support them. 

Disability includes:

  • total or partial loss of body function or a body part 
  • the presence of organisms (such as HIV or Hepatitis C) that may cause disease or disability, malformation or disfigurement of the body 
  • mental or psychological diseases or disorders 
  • conditions or disorders that may result in a person learning more slowly.

Employees are protected from discrimination at all stages of employment including recruitmentworkplace terms and conditions and dismissal

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” 
― Bertrand RussellUnpopular Essays

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone in the workplace because they have, or are assumed to have, a disability.



What is discrimination?

Discrimination means unequal or different treatment or harassment that causes harm. The Ontario Human Rights Code is a provincial anti-discrimination law that applies to workplaces, housing, services, facilities, and to contracts or agreements.

Types of discrimination: 

Disability Discrimination