On October 12, 2017, 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.
- Duty to accommodate (Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability, 2016)
- Meeting the accommodation needs of employees on the job (Human Rights at Work)
- How far does the duty to accommodate go? (Fact sheet)
- Human rights and the duty to accommodate (eLearning)