HRTO Affirms Its Primary Function is to Determine Whether Code Breached
Date: January 29, 2013
An offer of monetary compensation by an employer to end a proceeding before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was rejected by the Tribunal. While the Tribunal noted that it would be expeditious to stop the hearing on the basis of this offer, it would neither be fair nor just: the applicant had not agreed to the offer nor had he completed his “oral submissions” as he was permitted to do under the Tribunal’s rules. In reaching its conclusion, the Tribunal noted that it has as its primary function the determination of whether the Ontario Human Rights Code has been breached.
For a more detailed discussion of this decision, see our Case in Point blog post, “HRTO Hearing to Proceed Despite Monetary Offer of Compensation by Respondent.“