Human Rights Law

Jones Emery lawyers have significant experience in Human Rights-related legal matters. We have intricate knowledge of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, often advocating for clients before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the courts.
We successfully defend many complaints, often by having the complaint dismissed prior to a hearing as a result of our submissions at early stages in the process.

Whether you have been named in a Human Rights Code complaint, or have been subjected to a Human Rights Code violation, our lawyers can help.

Jones Emery regularly advises and represents employers, strata corporations, landlords, business owners, employees and other individuals with Human Rights-related legal matters. These matters include allegations of discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age.

In particular, our lawyers have extensive experience assisting with situations involving workplace accusations of harassment, as well as allegations of sexual, racial, disability, age and religious discrimination.

We also provide assistance in implementing proactive measures to assist employers, strata corporations, and landlords in preventing or troubleshooting sensitive situations dealing with sexual harassment, medical disability and gender equality.