Fear of Reprisal No Excuse for Taking Too Long to File Discrimination Complaint

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Employees have one year to file a discrimination complaint against their employer. An employee who missed the deadline blamed the delay on fear of suffering retaliation. But the Human Rights Tribunal didn’t buy it. Courts have consistently found that fear of reprisal isn’t a valid excuse for missing the one-year deadline, the Tribunal noted. Besides, the employee hadn’t hesitated to complain to HR and there was no evidence to substantiate the fear of retaliation for filing a discrimination claim with the Tribunal [Renda v. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., 2017 HRTO 1002 (CanLII), Aug. 4, 2017].