4. Tell the SBT if you’re also claiming discrimination

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released their latest take on mandatory vaccines, passports and testing, here: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/ohrc-policy-statement-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-and-proof-vaccine-certificates. In light of this update, and the new directives that the Province released a few weeks ago, we are in the process of updating our covid testing content. Please re-visit the site to access the updated content when it is available.

Ontario’s human rights laws say that Ontario Works (OW) rules and decisions should not discriminate against you for a reason that goes against your human rights.

Discrimination happens if you’re treated differently because of:

  • your race, colour, ancestry, ethnic origin, citizenship, or where you were born
  • your religious beliefs
  • a physical or mental disability, including an addiction
  • having children, planning to have children, or being pregnant
  • your marital status, for example, married, divorced, single, or living common-law
  • your sex or gender
  • your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression
  • your age, if you’re 18 or older

What you need to do

Fill out a Notice of Human Rights Code Claim (Form 4) and send it to the (SBT), if you:

  • think that the OW decision or rules discriminate against you
  • want the SBT to consider a human rights issue as part of your appeal

You have to do this at least 60 days before your hearing.

The SBT will give a copy of your form to the OW office.

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