I’m transgender or non-binary. What are my rights at work?
Question & AnswerI’m transgender or non-binary. What are my rights at work?
1. Find out if Ontario’s human rights laws apply
Most employers in Ontario must follow the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario deals with complaints against these employers.
But some industries are covered by federal laws. These industries include banks, airlines, some trucking businesses, and broadcasting. The Government of Canada website has a more complete list.
Employers in these industries must follow the Canadian Human Rights Act. The Canadian Human Rights Act says that employers can’t discriminate against someone because of their or . The Canadian Human Rights Commission deals with complaints against these employers.
The information in the steps below is about claims under the Ontario Human Rights Code.