Ranjit Khatkur filed a human rights application against her employer, the Peel District School Board, alleging that they had failed to promote her to the post of Vice-Principal because of her race. The Toronto Star covered the hearing and reported in November 2012 that the application asked the Tribunal to order the Board to:

  • Develop equity policies inclusive of marginalized groups;
  • Review the hiring, promotion and retention process with representation from visible minority groups;
  • Ensure better reflection of visible minorities within senior administration;
  • Train senior staff, including principals and vice-principals, in the area of equity inclusion and challenges facing visible minorities.

The Star article noted that the available data (from 2007-08) indicated that only five of 235 principals — 2 per cent — in the board were of South Asian background, while close to 30 per cent of Peel Region residents were South Asian.

The Centre negotiated a confidential settlement of Ms. Khatkur’s application before her hearing was completed.

On January 22, 2013, the Peel District School Board issued a media release with details about their new Action Plan for equitable hiring and promotion.