Appeal process

An appeal is when a complainant (the person who filed the human rights complaint) asks the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals to review the Director's decision to dismiss or discontinue their complaint. This is also called a "Request for Review."

Who can file an appeal

Only the complainant, their legal representative, or authorized representative can file an appeal of the Director's decision to dismiss or discontinue a complaint.

When to file an appeal

After the Director has dismissed or discontinued a complaint, the Director will write to the parties to tell them their decision. This is called the Director's decision.

You as the complainant may file an appeal after getting the Director's decision. If you choose to appeal the Director's decision, you must file the written appeal within 30 calendar days of getting the Director's decision.


Revised: March 12, 2021

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