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Reply Form

  • The Reply Form gives you a chance to tell your side of the story.

    This Form is simple to understand and easy to use. You can fill it out on your own or get help from family, friends, lawyer or other support person.

    Before you start:

    • Remember these are allegations (what the Complainant said happened) only. Discrimination and/or harassment is not proven yet.

    • Learn more about the Complaint Process here.

    • Read the Complaint Form carefully and address all the allegations.

    • Keep your answers brief. You will get more chances to comment.

    Fill out all fields marked with an asterisk (*).

    You will not be able to save this document. Fill it out all at once or answer the questions in a separate word document and then cut and paste your answers back into this Form.

  • This number is at the top of the Complaint Form.
  • 1. RESPONDENT INFORMATION
  • We ask this information so we can address you respectfully through this process. This is for internal use only.
  • 2. DEFERRALS AND/OR DISMISSALS
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  • Learn more about the Executive Director's dismissal powerhere.
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  • REPLY TO ALLEGATIONS
  • Example: You could say that there is no connection between what happened to the Complainant and their protected personal characteristic. Instead, the Complainant lost their job because of corporate restructuring/downsizing/poor performance or absenteeism.

    Example: You could say that the Complainant does not have a disability or one of the other protected personal characteristics.

  • Sometimes there is a connection between the Respondent's conduct and the unfair treatment experienced by the Complainant, but a legal defense for what happened still exists.
  • Example: You tried to accommodate the Complainant's disability. List all the steps you went through to accommodate the Complainant and explain all the options you considered to try to get them back to work.
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  • Learn more about the Human Rights Act here.
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  • 4. DOCUMENT/WITNESS DISCLOSURE
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  • A witness is a person who saw or heard any of the allegations in the dispute. The Human Rights Commission may contact your witnesses to find out more information.
    • The Complainant will get a chance to respond to any new information in this Reply Form (called a Rebuttal). You will receive a copy of their Rebuttal Form.
    • We disclose all relevant information (except personal contact information) to the Complainant.
    • You can always talk to the Commission's mediator to try to resolve the complaint.
    • We review the complaint and decide if further investigation is warranted. We will notify you of this decision.
  • *The collection and disclosure listed above is authorized under sections 61(c) and 68(1)(b) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. If you have any questions regarding this collection or disclosure please contact the Human Rights Commission at 729-2709 or 1-888-563-5808.

    The information in this Reply Form will be disclosed to the Complainant. Your personal contact information will not be given to the Complainant or any person or organization outside the Commission unless required by law (e.g. Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015.)
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