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New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

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October 12, 2017

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Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement explaining the purpose and importance of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code).

Employers and unions, housing providers and service providers have a legal duty to accommodate the Code-related needs of people who are adversely affected by a requirement, rule or standard. Accommodation is necessary to address barriers in society that would otherwise prevent people from fully taking part in, and contributing to, the community.

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Media contact:

Alicia Ann Pereira
Ontario Human Rights Commission
416-314-4558 | aliciaann.pereira@ohrc.on.ca