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Landlord & Tenant Board (LTB)

The Landlord and Tenant Board (the Board administers the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the Act). This law sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenant who rent residential properties.

Landlords and tenants can file an application with the Board.  Once an application is filed, the parties have an opportunity to have their problems addressed at a hearing.  At the hearing, a Member of the Board will make a decision on the application based on the evidence presented by the landlord and tenant.  Or, if both the landlord and tenant agree, a Mediator from the Board can work with them and try to help them reach their own agreement.

Landlord and Tenant disputes are arduous, costly and time consuming. The legal aspects involved will most likely be confusing, stressful and overwhelming for a person who has not received the legal training to handle such matters. Handling Landlord and Tenant Disputes without professional legal assistance will be detrimental to the outcome of your case and will end up costing you more time and money that you may not have.

  • Rent arrears
  • Maintenance issues
  • Harassment occurrences
  • Rent increase
  • Landlord requires premises

JUSLAW will fight diligently on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Workplace Safety Insurance Board ( WSIB )

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. WSIB is committed to delivering what matters to the workers and employers of Ontario: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price. The WSIB provides wage loss benefits, medical coverage and help getting back to work – the best possible outcome following an injury on the job.

When you are covered by the WSIB, it means that if you are injured in a work-related accident or develop a work-related illness, you can depend on the WSIB to support you through your recovery, and help you get safely back to work.

Depending on your situation, WSIB may provide:

  • Replacement of up to 85% of your net income starting the day after the injury.
  • Loss of retirement income benefit
  • Coverage for health care costs.
  • Help getting you back to work safely, including work reintegration and retraining if necessary.

JUSLAW will fight diligently on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)

The Tribunal’s primary role is to provide an expeditious and accessible process to assist parties to resolve applications through mediation, and to decide those applications where the parties are unable to reach a resolution through settlement.

The HRTO has a mandate to resolve claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) in a way that is fair, just and expeditious. The Code is a law that protects people in Ontario from discrimination and harassment in the areas of employment; housing; goods, services and facilities; contracts; and, membership in trade and vocational associations. The Code prohibits discrimination and harassment on any of the following grounds:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Ancestry
  • Place of origin
  • Citizenship
  • Ethnic origin
  • Disability
  • Creed
  • Sex, including sexual harassment and pregnancy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Family status
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Receipt of public assistance (Note: applies only to claims about housing.)

Not all unfair conduct or unequal treatment is covered by the Code. For the Code to apply, unequal treatment must have occurred in one of the five areas listed in the Code: employment, housing, goods, services and facilities, contacts and membership in trade and vocational associations. The unequal treatment must have been based on one or more of the above grounds.

Harassment is a form of discrimination. The Code defines harassment as a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known, or ought reasonably to be known, to be unwelcome. It includes offensive comments or actions based on one or more of the above grounds.

What is accommodation and undue hardship?

The Code states that employers, landlords and service providers are required to accommodate (make alternate arrangements for) human rights related needs unless doing so would cause undue hardship due to cost or health and safety concerns. Some examples of accommodations include providing sign language interpreters for persons who are deaf when receiving medical treatment at a hospital, providing time off work to attend pregnancy-related medical appointments, or modifying dress codes to allow the wearing of religious clothing.

When should an application be filed?

An application should be filed within one year of the date on which discrimination is alleged to have occurred. If there was more than one discriminatory event, the application should be filed within one year of the last event. Applications filed after one year are not permitted unless the HRTO finds that there was a good reason for filing late and that the delay will not negatively affect other people involved in the application

JUSLAW is always at your side to provide the best legal services whenever your human rights are violated anyway at any time.

Immigration and refugee board of Canada (IRB)

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

All IRB decisionshave an impact on the lives and security of the individuals appearing before the IRB. They contribute to the security of Canadians, the integrity of Canada’s immigration and refugee systems, and the strength and diversity of our nation. Refugees and immigrants have always been part of Canadian history and will continue to help shape our future.

JUSLAW Paralegals who are licensed by the Law Society can appear before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) to represent a client or clients in an IRB hearing, and can provide legal services to clients for matters relating to an IRB hearing.

*NOTE: All Real Estate law inquiries directed to Michael Fu and JusLaw Legal Services, will be referred to Fawad Siddiqui and Siddiqui Law Office -- Professional Corporation. Michael Fu is a paralegal whose permitted area of practice does not include Real Estate law. Neither Fawad Siddiqui nor employees of Siddiqui Law Office -- P.C. are employees or agents of JusLaw Legal Services. A referral fee may be paid to JusLaw Legal Services from fees collected by Siddiqui Law Office -- P.C. at no additional cost to the client!


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