Alleging panic attacks due to mistreatment at work, employee’s HRTO application dismissed for duplicating court action

By Adrian Miedema

Employees may not raise the same human rights issue before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the courts, a recent HRTO decision confirms.

The employee had commenced a court action in which he claimed that he was a person with a disability and as a result he experienced panic attacks. He alleged that he had experienced panic attacks in part because of mistreatment at work…

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