One strategy Madeleine might consider is to "split her case"--to segregate the human rights issues from the collective agreement issues, placing the human rights issues before the HRTO and the collective agreement issues before an arbitrator.
158) Applying Figliola, the HRTO held that Paterno's termination complaint should be dismissed under section 45.
160) The HRTO emphasized that it would have reached the same result regarding Paterno's complaint even if there had been no explicit reference to of findings on human rights issues.
170) If arbitral exclusivity still has any vitality in human rights cases under Ontario law, Madeleine's failure to file a termination grievance leaves her vulnerable to the risk that her human rights claim will be dismissed by the HRTO for lack of jurisdiction.
To date the HRTO appears to have followed the same path as the Alberta and Nova Scotia courts and adopted a blanket concurrency rule.
See The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Annual Report 2009-2010, (Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010) at 3-4, online: HRTO <http:// www.
Cray v Rouge Valley Health System, 2008 HRTO 120 (available on CanLII); Monck v Ford Motor Company of Canada, 2009 HRTO 861 (available on CanLII); DeSousa v Toronto (City of), 2010 HRTO 2209 (available on CanLII); Melville v Toronto (City of), 2012 HRTO 22 at para 1 (available on CanLII).
Bradt v Metro Ontario Inc, 2010 HRTO 480 (available on CanLII).
See Barker v Services Employees International Union, Local 1 Ontario, 2011 HRTO 2010 (available on CanLII).
Gilinsky v Peel District School Board, 2011 HRTO 2024 (available on CanLII); Gomez v Sobeys Milton Retail Support Centre, 2011 HRTO 2297 (available on CanLII); Paterno v Salvation Army, 2011 HRTO 2298 (available on CanLII) [Paterno 2]; Melville v Toronto (City of), 2012 HRTO 22 (available on CanLII); Gammada v Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries, 2012 HRTO 1097 (available on CanLII); Howell v National Steel Car, 2012 HRTO 1589 (available on CanLII); Randhawa v Vancouver Police Department and Wager (No 2), 2012 BCHRT 261 (available on CanLII).