Across Canada, Human Rights Tribunals have a unique role in our legal system by enforcing protections against discrimination provided by human rights legislation. As part of their mandate, these specialized tribunals have the authority to award damages and “make whole” victims of discrimination, including:
- Damages for past and future wage loses;
- Damages for loss of benefits and other perquisites of employment;
- General damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.