News & Updates

News


  • 2016 updates

    November 9, 2016 

    The Tribunal has posted information about compensation for injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect, including case summaries. 

    October 20, 2016 

    The Tribunal received confirmation that our Annual Report for fiscal year 2015-2016 was filed with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and is now available to the public. 

    September 9, 2016 

    Special programs and employment equity initiatives are unique ways to advance equality. The Tribunal has updated its information and policies respecting these proactive initiatives, and has developed new forms for organizations seeking approval of a special program. 

    August 2, 2016 

    On July 28, 2016, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016 came into effect. The amendment: 

    • adds the grounds “gender identity or expression” to all areas of the Code (except wage discrimination based on sex) 
       
    • adds the grounds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the non-profit exemption 
       
    • adds the grounds “sexual orientation” and “gender identify or expression” to the employment equity provision 

    The Tribunal will update its forms to reflect these changes. 

    July 25, 2016 

    Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton issued a statement proposing amendments to B.C.’s Human Rights Code to include gender identity or expression among the protected grounds covered by the Code. 

    July 21, 2016 

    We are pleased to announce the appointments of new members, Barbara Korenkiewicz and Emily Ohler, effective June 9, 2016. 

    June 14, 2016 

    Diana Juricevic has been appointed as tribunal chair, effective August 1, 2016. The government issued a press release. 

    April 8, 2016 

    The Tribunal will begin surveying our participants this month. The purpose is to evaluate and improve the Tribunal’s services to the public. The survey is short and confidential. Participation is voluntary, but we strongly encourage you to participate. It is only with your feedback that we can improve the complaint process. 

    Individual surveys will be tailored to a party’s experience at the tribunal and emailed to them after their case closes. Look at all the possible survey questions. 

    If you have any questions, please contact us. 

    January 15, 2016 

    The Tribunal has issued amended Rules and new forms. See: 

    With these changes the Tribunal has amended: 

    • Information Sheets P2 Tribunal Process 
    • Information Sheet P6 Disclosure Requirements 
    • Process Flow Chart 
    • Form 7.2 – Dismissal Application 

    January 4, 2016 

    Amendments to the Human Rights Code and Administrative Tribunals Act came into effect on December 17, 2015. (See Order in Council No. 797 regarding the Administrative Tribunals Statutes Amendment Act, 2015.) We will add links to the amended legislation as soon as they are available. The amendments to the Human Rights Code include changes to: 

    • The definitions of chair and member (section 1) 
    • The tribunal’s power to make rules and orders (section 27.3(2)(m)) 
    • The provision regarding the tribunal (section 31) 
    • The provision regarding the application of the Administrative Tribunals Act (section 32) 

    The amendments to the Administrative Tribunals Act affecting the tribunal include: 

    • A new definition of “facilitated settlement process” (section 1) 
    • An amended definition of “tribunal” (section 1) 
    • Changes to the application of the Act (section 1.1) 
    • Changes to the provisions regarding appointments (Part 2) 
    • New provisions regarding the clustering of tribunals (Part 3) 
    • New provision regarding facilitated settlement (section 28) 
    • New provisions regarding surveys and reporting (section 59.1 and 59.2) 
    • Changes to the provision regarding the power to make regulations (section 60) 

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