Employer distributing Bibles and religious advice
Here is an example of a Code right (creed) versus a Charter right (freedom of religion and expression).
encourages them to attend church meetings, gives each a Bible as a gift for Christmas and asks them if they share his opinions on a variety of matters. Employees have made it clear that they do not welcome or appreciate his comments and conduct in their workplace and that they plan to file a claim under the Ontario Human Rights Code. This could be argued as a competing rights situation because:
- The employees have a Code right to be free from discrimination and harassment based on creed (religion), which includes the right to be free from religion at work.
- The employer may try to argue that applying the Human Rights Code in a way that prevents him from expressing his religious views in the workplace violates his Charter rights to freedom of religion and expression.