Human Rights

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Gender identity lessons for grade one student (and her teddy bears) not discriminatory

Earlier this month the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed an application brought on behalf of an elementary school student. The application alleged that the public school board had discriminated against a student on the basis of sex and (ironically) gender identity when her grade one teacher taught the class about gender identity. Specifically, the …

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MMH case affirms that misgendering, outing employees is workplace discrimination

In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario affirmed the rights of trans workers to be treated with respect in the workplace. Sarah Molyneaux represented 3 workers who quit their jobs after their employer repeatedly misgendered them by failing to use correct pronouns, outed them as trans and used a transphobic slur in …

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Trans workers’ rights are human rights: Building trans inclusive workplaces

On Trans Day of Remembrance, we remember lives lost to hateful violence or neglect. We also remember the role that we have to play in supporting trans folks in their pursuit of justice and liberation. Unfortunately, the workplace continues to be a site of violence and discrimination for many trans workers and non-binary workers- and …

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