Joining complaints means that the Tribunal will proceed with the complaints together. For example, the complaints would be addressed at the same settlement meeting and hearing.
To have two complaints joined, you must apply using a General Application. Your application must show:
It is fair and reasonable in the circumstances to proceed with the complaints together.
Generally, the Tribunal considers whether it would save time and resources to join the complaints. This will depend on how similar the complaints are.
For example, the Tribunal has joined multiple complaints against one respondent, arising from closely-related circumstances
Considerations may include:
For example, are the complaints against the same respondent?
For example, do the complainants have the same or different lawyers?
For example, is the evidence about the same or different events? Did the same events affect the complainants, or will the evidence relate to the individual circumstances of each complainant?