Request for Reconsideration

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The Human Rights Code says that the HRTO’s decisions are final and binding on the parties. However, the HRTO may agree to reconsider a final decision if:

  • a party has new facts that were not available at the time of the hearing which could change the result of the HRTO’s decision

  • a party did not receive notice of the hearing and was unable to participate, through no fault of the party

  • the decision conflicts with the HRTO’s procedure or case law and involves a matter of general or public importance.

The HRTO’s Rules set out the process for requesting reconsideration and more explanation is provided in the HRTO’s Practice Direction on Reconsideration.