Discrimination and human rights violations at the Peel District School Board have become a matter of public discourse and public interest. Here are five examples of stories involving such allegations:
- On January 27th, 2020, the Toronto Star published an article entitled, “Racism probe finds ‘marginalization, discrimination, harassment’ in Peel school board“
- Another article, dated October 31st, 2019, revealed that the school board’s own head of anti-discrimination, Poleen Grewal, filed a human rights complaint about the Peel District School Board, accusing them of racism, harassment and of “silencing and diminishing” her work while not dealing with anti-Black racism in schools.
- A Global News story published on March 2nd, 2020 reported that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) ruled that the race of a six-year-old girl was a factor after she was handcuffed and restrained by Peel Regional Police at her elementary school for almost half an hour.
- On March 11th, 2020, CityNews ran a story about a black parent who was arbitrarily banned from school property.
- Here at KPA, one example of a case where we represented a student with a disability against the Peel School Board was widely reported.
Has Peel District School Board discriminated against you?
KPA Lawyers is located a short 7-minute walk to the head office of Peel District School Board, and we have experience suing PDSB for human rights violations.
If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination or harassment due to your race, religion, disability, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), or any other personal characteristic protected by Ontario’s Human Rights Code, then make an appointment with Ryan Keeney by clicking here, who is a lawyer with experience representing clients against the PDSB and multiple school boards in Ontario for human rights violations. You can learn more about Mr. Keeney here.