If you are considering discussing settlement with the other party, or are preparing for a settlement meeting:
- Consider what you want to address and be able to summarize it.
- Read about the remedies under the Human Rights Code.
- Look up similar decisions on the Tribunal website to see what remedies might potentially apply to the circumstances of this complaint.
- Think about remedies the Tribunal cannot order, like an apology.
- Think about what is important to you. A settlement does not necessarily include the payment of money. Settlement may be about making changes to policies or practices, or it may be about resolving misunderstandings.
- Consider getting legal advice about the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
- Consider whether you have information or documents you could share with the other side that might help them to understand your concerns. Bring them with you to a settlement meeting.
- Consider whether you need information from the other party and be able to identify what it is.
- Consider whether there is someone you could bring who could help you with the process.
- If you have questions or any concerns about a settlement meeting, contact your case manager before the settlement meeting. They will answer your question or notify the mediator of your concerns.
- Review the Advantages of Settlement.
- Don’t assume the other party is not willing to consider resolving the complaint.
- Don’t assume that you have all the information, or the only view, about what happened.
- Don’t agree to attend if you are sure your view is correct and you are not prepared to settle.