bakerlaw is a recognized leader in disability and human rights law.

We have developed extensive experience representing non-profit organizations, employees, patients, students and parents from a wide range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Whether you need assistance with a human rights law, employment law, education law or sexual harassment matter, we can help! With lawyers based in Toronto, Ottawa and London, we offer a broad range of litigation services. We advocate for our clients inside and outside the courtroom including in hearings, mediations, negotiations, and through government relations and research work.

During COVID-19, the courts continue to deal with legal matters including urgent ones. We are well equipped to address employment, disability accommodation, education and long-term care issues whether COVID related or not. We have recently represented a client at the Human Rights Tribunal to secure greater access to her family caregiver so that she could have her psychosocial needs met. Shortly after our client passed away, the Provincial policies regarding long-term care home residents’ access to their caregivers were expanded. If you or someone you know requires assistance with a legal matter, get in touch to see if we can help.

Recent Articles

University of Waterloo Discriminated in its Admissions Decision, Court of Appeal Upholds
  • January 11, 2021

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently upheld a decision recognizing that students with disabilities are entitled to substantive accommodation when applying to university. Laura Lepine analyzes the Court’s decision and its impact for students with disabilities in applying to school.

Jasmin Simpson Wins: Court Holds Student Loans Programs Violated Her Charter rights
  • December 17, 2020

It took nearly two decades for Jasmin Simpson to get her day in court. It took only two months from the end of submissions for the Court to rule in her favour. On October 26, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court…

Black Public Servants Allege Discrimination in the Federal Public Service
  • December 11, 2020

CBC News has recently reported on a proposed class-action lawsuit by current and former Black Canadian civil servants alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of race. The lawsuit alleges that Black public servants have been repeatedly overlooked for promotions…

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