With Franklin Law’s help, a Manager in the Public Service settles a discrimination complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

With Franklin Law’s help, a Manager in the Public Service settles a discrimination complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Jobs in Ontario’s Public Service are without a doubt amongst the most coveted in our province.  When a Manager in the Public Service was fired for cause after close to 20 years of gainful employment, he sought out the services of Franklin Law.  He was accused of several counts of misconduct but also believed that other employees who did not share his personal characteristics had also engaged in similar misconduct and that the Public Service had treated him differently and more severely (i.e., discriminated against him) than other employees contrary to the Human Rights Code.  After retaining other counsel, he ultimately decided to retain Ron Franklin because of his experience in arguing complex human rights cases and willingness to take his case to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) on the basis of principle despite less than sympathetic facts.  Close to three years after his human rights Application was filed at the HRTO and after tens of thousands of pages of documents were disclosed, the Manager, with the support of Franklin Law, was able to secure a settlement that allowed him to move forward with his life with his sense of dignity and self-esteem intact.