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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.

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HRTO | January 27, 2015
Updated Declaration Section

In December 2014, the HRTO took a further step to ensure transparency in its processes, consistent with fostering an open justice system. Over the years, the HRTO guides for applicants and respondents indicated that …
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