Systemic Discrimination Within The Ontario Human Rights Commission Case Study Report

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The purpose of this report is to address the systemic discrimination that exists within the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The race discrimination complaints brought forth to the Ontario Human Rights Commission have been criticized for having a lower success rate than complaint on other grounds. It is important to understand that in Canada, there are strict human rights laws and systems in place to address the issue of racism. Although racial discrimination is not tolerated, it is inevitable. This means that even though an action may not be intended to be racially discriminatory, they are perpetuated to be part of a discriminatory system. Systemic discrimination essentially creates or perpetuates disadvantages for racialized persons. Consequently, …show more content…
In Abbott v. Toronto Police Services Board (2009), the _____committee recognized that racial ____, is a “racial harassment, like sexual harassment, is a “demeaning practice” and constitutes a “profound affront to the dignity” of the employee. More recently, in Islam v. Big Inc. (2004), the court dealt with race as a ground for discrimination. This was a complaint where a ______ . ________ went further to accept that the Commissions is…. Racial language is also crucial as it portrays the effect of whether or not racism was intended as these judgments are based on racially abusive …show more content…
Canada (2003), the applicant alleged discrimination with respect to employment on the ground of race and colour. The Ontario Human Rights Commission recognized that employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment to its employees. The Court determined that racial slurs and discrimination should not be tolerated in any case. Arguably, this case should have been a systemic complaint than an individual complaint even though the court cannot dismiss an individual claimant.
In Tanisma v. Montreal (2013), the commission found that (company) discriminated against the complainant by permitting racism to continue. No management action was taken to prevent or discourage racism. The case applied the Mourn test to examine the bonafide occupational requirement. The Court determined that it was racism as they found it to be a systemic discrimination as the applicants were qualified for the position.
In “Race, Racism and Racialization: Contested Concepts,” Vic Satzewich discusses the asymmetrical issue surrounding race as there is a hierarchy that exists in racism. According to Satzewich, race complaints is primarily concerned with the real and discrete racism. One of his primary criticism is that the definition of racism is to narrow. I that regards, Satzewich suggests different categories of racism. He raises the issue of new racism, which is more saddle. For instance, in ________, the Commission overlooked race as a

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