Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace

In 2012, the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed Toby’s Act, a Bill that added “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination found in the Ontario Human Rights Code. More recently, in April 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released their Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression. With these changes, it is important that employers are aware of their legal responsibilities and are working to remove barriers to employment for transgender people.

Join us for an engaging hour-long update and interactive discussion regarding these recent developments in human rights law, which will include the following topics:

The amendments to the Code and the new Commission Policy.

Defining Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Existing barriers to employment for transgender people

Best practices for dealing with requests for accommodation

Creating a more inclusive workplace for trans employees