New Practice Direction #17 – Right to Sue Applications

The WSIAT will launch its new Practice Direction #17 – Right to Sue Applications on May 6, 2024. The new Practice Direction will:

  • make our right to sue materials and process clear and easy to understand
  • integrate the right to sue process with electronic communication (E-File/E-Share)
  • allow parties to identify preliminary issues and their willingness to participate in mediation at the outset of a Right to Sue Application
  • create opportunities to resolve Right to Sue Applications on the basis of the written record, by way of an agreed statement of facts or through mediation in addition to oral hearings

Please review our Right to Sue workflow diagram and Right to Sue information sheet for more details on the key changes in the new process.

Questions related to the new WSIAT Practice Direction #17 – Right to Sue Applications can be directed to Kayla Seyler in the WSIAT’s Tribunal Counsel Office (416) 725-2498.