Over past months, parties have experienced service delays at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO continues to work with the government to improve its services and recruitment is under way to fill adjudicator vacancies. On January 1, 2019, the HRTO became part of the newly created Tribunals Ontario organization. A review will be conducted of all tribunals, including the HRTO, to identify areas for improvement to make services more streamlined, cost-effective and efficient.
About the HRTO
If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Rights Code in a fair, just and timely way. The HRTO first offers parties the opportunity to settle the dispute through mediation. If the parties do not agree to mediation, or mediation does not resolve the application, the HRTO holds a hearing.
The HRTO is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).