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Human rights are rights that belong to all human beings, regardless of their personal characteristics, ethnic origin, abilities or other status. All humans are equally entitled to human rights without discrimination.

In Ontario human rights are protected by the Human Rights Code, which prohibits actions that discriminate against people on the basis of a protected ground in a protected social area.

The protected grounds are:

The protected social areas are:

Read our blogs for more information on human rights in the workplace.

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