The Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators (the Panel) is a tribunal which is independent of the Yukon Human Rights Commission and of the Government of Yukon.
The Panel receives complaints which are referred to it by the Human Rights Commission. A board of adjudication is established by the Chief Adjudicator to hear individual complaints referred to the Panel. The board members are drawn from the Panel of adjudicators.
If a board hearing a complaint determines on a balance of probabilities that the complaint is proven, it can order the respondent to stop the discrimination, pay damages for losses caused by the discrimination and pay compensation for “injury to dignity, feelings or self-respect”. It may also make orders designed to remedy the cause of the discrimination and orders for payment of costs or exemplary damages.
Decisions of boards of adjudication can be appealed on questions of law to the Yukon Supreme Court.