How do I make a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?
Question & AnswerHow do I make a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?
3. File an application with the Tribunal
Say what happened
Explain how you were discriminated against by your employer, landlord, representative, or provider. Include details about each time something happened, saying:
- what happened
- where things happened
- when things happened
- who was involved
Say how it affected you
Include details about things like:
- loss of income if you were fired or had to take time off
- cost to find another apartment if you were forced to move out
- impact on your physical and mental health
Say what you want the Tribunal to do
The Tribunal can order your employer, landlord, union representative, or service provider to do things like:
- pay you money
- in rare cases, give you a job
- in rare cases, give you an apartment
- change its practices so they follow human rights laws
You can ask for money to cover costs or to replace money that you were forced to spend because of the .
You can also ask for money because of how the discrimination affected you. When your human rights are not respected, this can hurt you. The Tribunal can order you be paid money for the hurt you were caused.
Think about mediation
You have to say on your if you agree to try . This means a Tribunal member meets with you and your employer, landlord, union representative, or service provider to see if you can reach an agreement without going to a hearing.
The Tribunal won’t do mediation unless everyone agrees. And if the mediation doesn’t end with an agreement, you still have the right to a hearing.
Learn more about how to apply to the Tribunal in How to complete an Application form to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario .