Human Rights: Why Lack of Compliance can be Disastrous!
Your organization’s failure to comply with human rights laws can be costly: both financially and in terms of reputation.
Then consider Le Papillon on the Park, a popular Toronto restaurant, which shutdown in 2015 after being in business for 42 years. In December 2013, the Human Rights Tribunal found that the restaurant had discriminated against 3 Muslim workers by subjecting them to cruel and ruthless conduct. The restaurant was ordered to pay damages of $100,000 to the employees, in addition to covering their legal fees. The negative publicity from the Tribunal decision resulted in a loss of business, which coupled with the high damage award, crippled the restaurant and led to its downfall.
The restaurant owners emphatically denied that they had engaged in discrimination and attempted to appeal the decision without success. They learned the hard way that it is difficult to reverse allegations of human rights breaches (whether true or not) rather than prevent these issues from arising in the first place.
Could your organization suffer a similar fate? Do you want to proactively take measures to ensure your organization’s human rights compliance?
Then check-out our webinar: “Understanding Your Obligations under Ontario’s Human Rights Laws” available on your YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/650YIqSR94g