Ranjan Agarwal comments in Law Times on the effects of vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He says that delays at the tribunal negatively impact those who have been accused of human rights violations.
“Employers consider themselves part of the human rights system. They want to have access to justice as well. People have this stereotype that employers who are respondents are happy for the delay because it just pushes off the inevitable reckoning that they're going to have. In my experience, that's just not true. If you've been accused of a human rights violation, and you don't think you did it, or you don't think your employee did it, you want your day in court. That way you can be vindicated. You don't want to wait months or years for a hearing to happen and then months for however long for a decision to come out if ultimately you think you're right. You want to put that behind you.”