What is the effect of a union representing a plaintiff in a Human Rights Tribunal Application?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Barron v. York Region District School Board, 2012 HRTO 2027 (CanLII):

After the applicant filed his Application on April 26, 2009, his union filed several grievances on his behalf, some of which addressed the allegations in his Application. On February 14, 2011, I issued an Interim Decision, 2011 HRTO 311, deferring his Application to the grievance arbitration process. The arbitrator issued her Award on February 13, 2012. A labour arbitration is a “proceeding” within the meaning of s. 45.1, see for example, Paterno v. Salvation Army, 2011 HRTO 2298.

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