An independent Nova Scotia human rights restorative board of inquiry in the case of John Tanner v. Alumitech Architectural Glass and Metal Limited is scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24.
Together, the parties are requesting assistance from a board chair to determine whether Mr.
Tanner’s employment was terminated due to his physical disability.
During the restorative board of inquiry process, parties and witnesses are questioned by the board chair and provide answers within the same discussion. The process values the restoration of equality and dignity in relationships and is structured to provide greater access to justice. The parties agree to be collaborative to achieve justice.
The free-flowing discussion allows participants to better understand, reflect upon, and gain insight into what happened, and accept any responsibility for harms they may have created.
The restorative board of inquiry will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Lord Nelson Hotel in the Vanguard Room, 1515 South Park St., Halifax.
The board chair is Gail Gatchalian, who is independent of the commission, which will represent the public interest at the board of inquiry.
To learn more about restorative boards of inquiry and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, visit https://humanrights.gov.ns.ca .