HR Domains: (Career GPS): Employee Relations; Occupational Health and Safety; Performance and Rewards
The Associate Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will discuss the resolution of human rights disputes in the current system in which applications are filed directly with the tribunal. He will address the processing of cases, mediations and hearings, and what the Tribunal expects from respondents and applicants.
Topics will include:
- Selection of adjudicators, mandate and core values.
- Triage of cases by the Tribunal.
- What should be included in a response.
- What will happen at a mediation or hearing.
- The new summary hearing process and dismissal of cases for no reasonable prospect of success.
Presenter: David Wright, Associate Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
David A. Wright is the Associate Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), part of the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario cluster of administrative tribunals, and a member of all tribunals in the cluster. David articled as law clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1998-99 and completed his LL.M. at New York University in 2000. From 2001-07, he practiced labour, administrative, human rights law and civil litigation at a Toronto law firm. He was a Vice-Chair of the HRTO from 2007-09 and Interim Chair from 2009-11. He taught administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor in 2002.
David is the author of several law journal articles on administrative, labour, and constitutional law and speaks frequently on issues of human rights, administrative and labour law. He is a co-editor of the book, Public Law at the McLachlin Court: The First Decade, and the former Chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights section of the Ontario Bar Association.