Your Complaint and the Board of Inquiry

If an investigation into a complaint supports a claim of discrimination and the Commissioners accept an HRO’s recommendation to refer it to a Board of Inquiry, written notice will be given to the parties and a request made of the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court to nominate an independent Board of Inquiry.

At this stage, the Commission no longer holds jurisdiction over the complaint.  The Commission becomes a party to the complaint and participates in the Board of Inquiry as a separate party on behalf of the public interest. 

The Commission does not represent either party to the complaint at a Board of Inquiry as this is an independent inquiry.  The Board Chair holds jurisdiction and makes all decisions respecting the complaint.