Who may participate in an Appeal or a Referral?

The Human Rights Act says that the parties to an Appeal are the person who complained (the “Complainant”), the person(s) or organization whose conduct is the subject of the complaint (the “Respondent”) and the Director of Human Rights.

The Act says that the parties to a Referral are the Complainant and Respondent. The Human Rights Commission may also choose to be a party to a Referred Hearing on notice to the other parties.

Finally, the adjudicator may decide, on the application of other persons or organizations who have an interest in the proceedings, that they can participate in the proceedings.