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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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Overview

The Tribunal has begun scheduling hearings after a temporary pause related to its backlog strategy. The Tribunal is scheduling hearings in the order of the date the complaint was filed, from oldest to newest. The Tribunal will contact parties in respect of scheduling as their case reaches the top of the queue. We are currently scheduling hearings for cases filed in or before 2020.

The Tribunal may hold a hearing into a complaint to decide if there was discrimination.

Hearings are usually open to the public. You are welcome to attend a public hearing. Attending a hearing can be a good way to get ready for your own hearing.

If you want to watch a hearing, check the Hearing Schedule to see if the hearing is in person or by videoconference.

If the hearing is in person, contact us before the hearing to make sure the hearing will proceed. Many complaints are settled before the hearing begins.

The Tribunal’s Backlog Strategy explains that most 2023 hearings have been adjourned and will be rescheduled.

90 day hearing schedule

Hearings listed may be removed from the schedule due to adjournments, settlement discussions, etc. Please call (604) 775-2000 or (888) 440-8844 to confirm scheduled dates and start times.

StartEndHRT Case Number  Case NameAccepted Areas Summary  Accepted Grounds Summary  Hearing Venue/Location  
7/22/2024 9:30 AM7/26/2024 4:30 PMCS-000544RR v. Fraser Health Authority and IL and VGEmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
7/22/2024 9:30 AM7/24/2024 4:30 PMCS-001493Trent Truman v. CCON Recon Inc. and Greg DahlEmploymentFamily StatusVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
7/22/2024 9:30 AM7/26/2024 4:30 PMCS-001093Glynnis Kirchmeier and Glynnis Kirchmeier obo others v. University of British ColumbiaAccommodation, service or facilitySexVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
7/29/2024 9:30 AM8/2/2024 4:30 PMCS-000544RR v. Fraser Health Authority and IL and VGEmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
7/29/2024 9:30 AM7/31/2024 4:30 PMCS-001093Glynnis Kirchmeier and Glynnis Kirchmeier obo others v. University of British ColumbiaAccommodation, service or facilitySexVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/1/2024 9:30 AM8/2/2024 4:30 PMCS-002570Xue Miao (Walter) Zhou v. Heidelberg MaterialsEmploymentAncestry, Colour, Place of Origin, RaceVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/7/2024 9:30 AM8/7/2024 4:00 PMCS-002570Xue Miao (Walter) Zhou v. Heidelberg MaterialsEmploymentAncestry, Colour, Place of Origin, RaceVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/12/2024 9:30 AM8/16/2024 4:30 PMCS-001227Lorelei Rogers v. 14 Insurance CompaniesAccommodation, service or facilityMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/13/2024 9:30 AM8/16/2024 4:30 PMCS-000871Ali (Alex) Shaikh v. Colliers Project Leaders Inc.EmploymentMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/19/2024 9:30 AM8/23/2024 4:30 PMCS-001227Lorelei Rogers v. 14 Insurance CompaniesAccommodation, service or facilityMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/20/2024 9:30 AM8/22/2024 4:30 PMCS-001477John Andrew Williamson v. Dave Lord and Raincity Installations Inc.EmploymentMental DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/26/2024 9:30 AM8/28/2024 4:30 PMCS-000449Gbedze v. Hilton Vancouver MetrotownEmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
8/27/2024 9:30 AM8/30/2024 4:30 PMCS-001457Elmo Bellin v. Northwest Plastics Ltd.EmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
9/3/2024 9:30 AM9/6/2024 4:30 PMCS-000482Complainant v. Fraser Health AuthorityEmploymentMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
9/9/2024 9:30 AM9/9/2024 4:30 PMCS-002102Yassaman Shahbakhshi v. Pure Luxe Aesthetics Inc. and Julia MeloEmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
9/16/2024 9:30 AM9/20/2024 4:30 PMCS-000482Complainant v. Fraser Health AuthorityEmploymentMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
9/24/2024 9:30 AM9/27/2024 4:30 PMCS-000089David Flynn v. DF Architecture Inc.EmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
10/1/2024 9:30 AM10/4/2024 4:30 PMCS-000482Complainant v. Fraser Health AuthorityEmploymentMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
10/1/2024 9:30 AM10/4/2024 4:30 PMCS-001486Francis Garnier v. Flavelle Sawmill Co.EmploymentPhysical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
10/7/2024 9:30 AM10/11/2024 4:30 PMCS-000517David Backeland v. His Majesty the King in Right of the Province of British Columbia as represented by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the BC Public Service AgencyEmploymentAge, Mental DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
10/7/2024 9:30 AM10/11/2024 4:30 PMCS-001174Susan Van Vugt v. Donnelly Landscapes Ltd. and Jens SigvardtEmploymentMental Disability, Physical DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams
10/15/2024 8:30 AM10/18/2024 4:30 PMCS-001128Thomas Haug v. Trafalgar Management Ltd. and Tracey Welsford and Dr. Gordon Keith ChambersTenancyMental DisabilityVideo Conference – Microsoft Teams

Request access to a video hearing

If the hearing is by video conference, at least one week before the hearing, email BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.ca to request dial-in-audio access (listen in only without video) at the presiding Member’s discretion. The email you send us must:

  1. Identify the hearing from the hearing schedule
  2. Attach a completed and signed agreement to attend the virtual hearing that includes your name and the telephone number you will be dialing in with

Get ready for a hearing

Go to the Get Ready for a Hearing page Learn more about how to get ready for a hearing.

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