Hugh Scher is the founder of the law firm Scher Law Professional Corporation where he leads a team in the practice of employment and human rights law as well as disability insurance.
He is frequently called upon to advise employers and employees about issues related to the accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace, return to work plans, complaints of discrimination and harassment, the investigation of harassment complaints and complex wrongful dismissal cases. He frequently assists to negotiate appropriate termination.
Mr. Scher has participated in various Federal and Provincial Government Consultations on issues of social policy and disability rights and has presented briefs before numerous Federal and Provincial Government Committees on subjects including constitutional, health, transportation, criminal law, justice, employment equity and human rights reform.
Mr. Scher regularly appears on television and radio broadcasts and has been featured in newspapers across the country on matters relating to employment and human rights law, euthanasia, assisted suicide and the human rights of people with disabilities. Mr. Scher is a frequent lecturer on employment and human rights issues at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto and other organizations across Canada.