The legal doctrine of res judicata can cause an Application at the Human Rights Tribunal to be dismissed. This was the case in Chen v. Harris Rebar.
Psychological harassment: Is Quebec’s employment injury review board also putting an end to the duplication of proceedings?
The decision in Durocher c Commission des relations du travail is yet another indication of how uncomfortable the administrative and civil tribunals are with the duplication of proceedings involving claims of workplace harassment. While some tribunals will apply the principle of res judicata, others will draw on various theories to try to end the abusive use of legal resources.