How to Reply to a Notification

Receiving a Notification which alleges you or your organization is responsible for discrimination or harassment can be an emotional and stressful experience for all involved. Our Tribunal works hard to guide you through the process with respect, compassion and professionalism.

What to do if someone has filed a Notification against you.

If the Tribunal sends you a Notification which alleges you or your organization is responsible for discrimination or harassment you will be asked to complete a Reply form and send it back to the Tribunal within 60 days.

Do I need to Reply to a Notification?

You must not ignore your responsibility to complete and file a Reply. There can be legal consequences for you failing to do so. This can include orders being made against you that require you pay damages to the Applicant (money for engaging in discrimination or harassment). These orders can be enforced in court. If you have any questions regarding the Notification or the resolution process, a Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal Human Rights Officer is available to help at 1-866-413-6478 toll-free.

How to Reply to a Notification.

If you have received a Human Rights Tribunal Notification saying you have engaged in discrimination or harassment you must complete a Reply form (download form now) and file it with the Human Rights Tribunal office.

The Reply form asks you to explain the following:

  • 1Your account of the events described by the Applicant.
  • 2Names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the event.
  • 3Details of any earlier attempts at resolution.
  • 4Details about how you would like to resolve the matter.
  • 5Contact information of your legal counsel, if applicable.

The Reply form will ask you for your version of events and for your response to the Applicant’s allegations.

Any documentation that will support your response should be attached to the Reply. Whenever possible, you should seek the services of a lawyer who is authorized to practice law in Nunavut (see You may also have other people in your family or community assist you in communicating with our office.

Download Forms and Guides

Forms and guides can be downloaded below, and are also available upon request from the Tribunal Office.

  • Request to Reply
  • A Guide for Respondents
  • What is the Nunavut Human Rights Act?

Ways to File

The form can be completed orally or in writing and in any of the official languages of Nunavut. It can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Tribunal Office to the attention of the Tribunal Executive Director.

Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal
PO Box 15
Coral Harbour, NU X0C 0C0

Tel (toll-free): 1-866-413-6478
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-220-1011

“The Parties”

The Applicant is an individual who has named you as allegedly committing an act of discrimination or harassment. You (the Respondent), any other named Respondents, and the Applicant are referred to as the Parties to the Notification.

What happens after I file a Reply?