Human Rights Law

Frances Mahon is a human rights lawyer in Vancouver, providing legal advice and representation for individuals who have experienced discrimination in employment, housing, or accessing services and programs. Whether you have been sexually harassed at work, denied housing because of who you are, or can’t get ID that properly represents your identity, Frances can help.

Frances will guide you with empathy and understanding, ensuring that your rights are upheld at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. She can assist with all stages of the process, including providing advice on possible remedies, drafting human rights complaints, and representing you in settlement negotiations and hearings.

Frances is a proud queer lawyer. She has many years of experience advocating on behalf of the LGBTTQ2SIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, intersex and asexual) community, both in and out of the courtroom. Frances represented queer law students and lawyers in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada, a case involving the right of equal access to legal education. She currently represents Dr. Joshua M. Ferguson at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in their fight to achieve legal recognition for non-binary individuals on British Columbia identification.

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