The courts’ duty to accommodate litigants with disabilities: The Federal Court of Appeal states best practices to ensure procedural fairness

What does “equality before the law” mean for litigants with disabilities? While the duty to accommodate principle resonates more widely in the Labour and Employment field, it also applies to courts which must accommodate the needs of the disabled to respect procedural fairness. In Haynes v. Canada (Attorney General), 2023 FCA 158, the Federal Court of Appeal (“the Court”) states best practices to ensure litigants are not discriminated against in the courthouse because of their mental or physical disabilities.