MEDIA ADVISORY - Ford government ordered by Human Rights Tribunal to end discrimination

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Midwives Elizabeth Brandeis and Liz Fraser, alongside human rights lawyer Mary Cornish, will present and respond to new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to the Ford government. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code protects against discriminatory compensation practices – including discounting someone's wages because they perform work associated with women. 

The Association of Ontario Midwives works to advance the clinical and professional practice of Indigenous/Aboriginal and registered midwives in Ontario. (CNW Group/Association of Ontario Midwives)

What:  

A media conference about the new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of
Ontario, to the Ford government, regarding the gender pay gap for midwives.



When:  

Monday, February 24, 2020   


9:30 a.m.



Where: 

Queen's Park Media Studio   


111 Wellesley Street, Toronto, Ontario



Speakers: 

Mary Cornish, human rights lawyer


Elizabeth Brandeis, Toronto midwife


Liz Fraser, Ottawa midwife (bilingual)



Overview:

In 2013, midwives filed a complaint alleging government had discriminatory
compensation practices with regards to midwives on the basis of gender. In 2018, a
landmark decision found in favour of midwives. On February 24, 2020 midwives will
share their response to the second and last decision from the tribunal — which makes
specific orders to the Ford government to end the gender pay gap for midwives.

 

SOURCE Association of Ontario Midwives


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