What Happens After a Hearing
Usually, the Tribunal will take some time to write a decision. This can take about six months. In some cases, the Tribunal will make an oral decision soon after the hearing.
If you disagree with a decision, you may have two options:
1. Ask the Tribunal to reconsider its decision
The Tribunal cannot reconsider a decision just because you think it’s wrong.
If you think the process was unfair, the Tribunal may agree to reconsider its decision.
Example: The Tribunal did not receive your submission.
There is a 14-day time limit to ask the Tribunal to reconsider a decision.
To learn more, see Application to Reconsider a Decision.
2. Ask the court to review the decision
The court cannot give you a remedy just because you think a decision is wrong.
The court can give a remedy if:
- the Tribunal applied the wrong law
- the Tribunal’s decision is “patently unreasonable”
- the Tribunal’s process was unfair
There is a 60-day time limit to ask the court to review a final decision.
Example: The Tribunal dismissed a complaint. You have 60 days to apply for judicial review.
You can ask a court to review a decision that isn’t final, but the court may not agree to review a decision until the complaint process ends.
To learn more, see How Do I Ask the Court to Review the Tribunal Decision.
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