After a decision, further steps can be taken in certain circumstances.
If you are dissatisfied with your Appeals Commission decision, there are options available to you.
Not every option will apply to every decision, and there are usually timelines associated with each decision.
Court of Queen's Bench
If you believe there is an error in the decision, you may apply to the Court of Queen's Bench. The Court reviews how and why the Appeals Commission reached its decision.
An application to the Court of Queen's Bench must be made within six months of the decision date.
The Appeals Commission cannot provide any legal advice with respect to court applications. We encourage you to seek legal advice before proceeding with this option.
If you are unable to retain legal counsel, you may contact the Law Information Centres (LInC) for assistance.
More information is available in our Post-decision frequently asked questions.
A reconsideration of an Appeals Commission decision is only granted in one of two situations:
a significant defect in the appeal process or content of the decision is demonstrated
new evidence is accepted, and it is demonstrated that it would have changed the decision
Reconsideration is not an appeal. A party to an appeal asking for reconsideration must provide very good reasons that point to a serious defect in the original appeal decision. Reconsideration is not a chance to re-argue the original appeal.
An application to reconsider a decision must be made within six months of the decision date, or within six months of new evidence becoming available. Filing a Reconsideration Application does not extend the six-month limitation period to the courts.
- Application to Reconsider a Decision (Practice Guideline #5)
Office of the Ombudsman
You also have the option of filing a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman.
Before taking further steps
We recommend that you review the following information before taking further steps after your hearing.