I was discriminated against. What are my options?

If you've been discriminated against and you want to do something about it, you may have many legal options. Choosing your best legal option is an important first step.

There is no single answer for every case. So you need to think about and choose your legal option carefully.

Sometimes the situation you experienced discrimination in, may help decide your legal option. For example:

Other common legal options include:


Most legal options have specific deadlines. If you don't submit your claim in time, you may not be able to use that option. For example, if you want to apply to the HRTO, you have to do that within 1 year of when the discrimination happened. But in some cases you can ask for an extension to the deadline.

It's a good idea to consider your options as early as possible so you meet the deadline.

Choosing the right option can be hard. There are pros and cons to each choice. Sometimes if you choose one option, you cannot try any other option later.

It's usually a good idea to get advice from a lawyer before deciding which option is best for you.

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