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Discrimination Lawyer in Edmonton

Canada is committed to equality, but also to free speech. While not all instances of discrimination are protected in law, persons are protected while at work, while being offered goods and services, and even in some situations involving publications, signs, and symbols. Let Virk Law help you determine when you are protected and when you are not.

Take Action

You may have as little as six months to deal with a discrimination issuebefore legal deadlines limit your options. Find out when limitation periodsapply and what to do when deadlines have passed.

Your Rights

The law protects people from discrimination in the workplace, in their homes, andin many other situations. When your rights are violated, you could be entitledto compensation. Find out how.

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The Process

Human Rights complaints are often dealtwith outside of ordinary courtrooms. Virk lawyers have experience dealing withtribunals as well as all levels of Court and can guide you through the process.

Taking Action Against Discrimination

Being discriminated against can be shocking. So can being charged with discrimination. When faced with a discrimination suit, you may not know where to start. However, in many situations it’s important to act quickly, as inaction or delay can be fatal to a claim.

In some provinces, you only have six months to file a claim with a Human Rights Commission after discrimination occurs. In most jurisdictions, you have up to a year. There’s no substitute for professional legal advice when it comes to navigating the complex rules and time limits involved in Human Rights Tribunals or the regular court system.

Virk Law can advise how long you have to begin your case, how to get a deadline extended, and even on how to potentially make a claim after a deadline has passed.

Do not delay. The consequences could be severe. Rest assured, legislation exists to protect you from retaliation if you decide to make a complaint.

 

Your Rights: The Law Protects People from Discrimination on the Basis of:

 

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mental disability, including additions

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physical disability

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race, colour, and ancestry

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religious beliefs

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age and gender

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family and maritial status

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source of income

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sexual orientation 

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and potentially other grounds as well. Virk Law can help determine if your situation requires action.

Virk Law Discrimination Consultation Itinerary 

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Step 1: Consultation

Virk Law offers a no-pressure, comprehensive consultation to quickly get you the expert advice you need. Booking a consultation is the first step you need to take care of your discrimination issue.

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Step 2: Gather Information and Evidence

At the initial consultation and afterwards, a Virk lawyer will get a full picture of your case and where it might go. We’ll ask where the alleged discrimination took place – at work, with a landlord, or even a union. We’ll try to find witnesses. We’ll compile evidence. We know what is needed to win a human rights case, and we can help you get it.

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Step 3: Determining the Best Option for Your Situation

There is no substitute for experience. At every step, a Virk Lawyer will advise you on the strength of your case, the pros and cons of each option, and where different options will take you.

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Step 4: Litigation

Every case is different. Many cases settle, but some do not. Whether through a settlement, through a Human Rights Tribunal, or through the court system – Virk Law’s experienced negotiators and litigators can make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

While not all instances of discrimination are protected in law, persons are protected while at work, while being offered goods and services, and even in some situations involving publications, signs, and symbols. Let Virk Law help you determine when you are protected and when you are not.

Take Control of Your Solution. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to your issues, contact Virk Law Today.