The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Case Against a Private School

A Toronto private school was sued over a student’s alleged sexual assault. The school’s name was kept secret until now.

In 2004, a schoolteacher in Toronto filed a sexual assault and discrimination complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

The case was initially handled by the school board, and no one knew why the complainant went to the school.

When the complainant finally identified the school as a private school, however, it blew up. The case was assigned to a special investigator and then transferred to the Toronto Civil Liberties Association, which fought the case on behalf of the complainant.

The O.H.R.C. ultimately found the school guilty of violating the Ontario Human Rights Code. But after years of litigation, the complainant finally won their case.

Now, almost five years after the initial complaint, the complainant and her family have won a court order requiring the school to disclose who its owner is.

The complainant was also awarded $30,000 in compensation.

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