Mandatory human rights policies? (Editor’s Notes)

Ontario’s human rights system gets passing grade in review, but question raised about whether policies should be mandatory for employers
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2013

Ontario’s human rights system has been given a passing grade by Andrew Pinto, a lawyer appointed by the province to review the system.

Pinto submitted his 233-page report to the attorney general in November, and lawyers Shana French and Gerald Griffiths offer their interpretation in article 17170.

Pinto made 34 recommendations on improving the system, but the one that’s bound to catch the attention of employers (and complainants) is number 10 — where he calls for the monetary range of damages awarded by the tribunal to be “significantly increased.”