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Rights and Responsibilities in Hearings

Respondents in all types of hearings have the right to:

  • Be provided with an opportunity to review any documents submitted to the conduct administrator/board that will be used to determine a finding.
  • Appear before an administrator/board and have an opportunity to discuss the charges brought forward.
  • Receive timely notification of when a hearing will occur.
  • Have a support person with them for all pre/post hearing meetings and during the hearing.
  • Receive timely notification of the outcome of their hearing.
  • Appeal on appropriate grounds as explained in the Appeals Policy

Reporting Party Rights
Reporting Party have the right to request to be active participants in cases in which their rights may have been violated through conversation with the administator reviewing a case and through the community review board (CRB), should a respondent choose that option. Rights for the reporting party specific to CRB hearings are listed in that section. Administrative hearings do not involve active participation by the reporting party during the meeting, however an administrator may choose to contact a reporting party for further information in determining their findings. In all cases, a complainant has a right to a timely resolution and the right to appeal on appropriate grounds as explained in the appeals policy.

Additional Rights and Responsibilities
Depending on the charges and process for which a case is being administered, reporting party and respondents may have additional rights. Please review each of the processes - administrative hearingCRB hearingsexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking policy hearing section (for cases in which the respondent is also a student, procedures for employee respondent can be found here) - for a full understanding of rights and responsibilities.