CHRO: Extensions

EXTENSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK: 

During the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the Commission will consider extra-ordinary requests for extension on the following matters:


Answers: 

For Employment, Public Accommodation and Credit matters: Upon request for COVID-19 related reasons, Respondents should be provided with an additional thirty days to submit their answers and Schedule A responses. 

For Housing Matters: Upon request for COVID-19 related reasons, Respondents should be provided with up to an additional thirty days to submit their answers and Schedule A responses.

Mandatory mediation conferences

Mandatory mediation conferences should be conducted telephonically or through video conferencing on Teams. Upon request, the parties should be provided with a thirty-day continuance for Covid-19 related reasons.  After the initial thirty-day continuance, the mediation should be conducted remotely as soon as possible. 

Fact finding conferences: 

Upon request for COVID-19 related reasons, parties should be provided with a thirty-day continuance for fact-finding conferences that fall on a date that in-person meetings are prohibited. Additional requests for continuance should be decided on a case-by-case basis and extensions should be granted for COVID-19 related reasons, including but not limited to: non-essential business closure; health care entities whose priority is COVID-19; illness, quarantine, or child or dependent care due to COVID-19.  Upon a subsequent request for continuance, an investigator can proceed with available parties/witnesses and follow up or reschedule parties and/or witnesses for COVID-19 related reasons.   

Document requests: 

Upon request for COVID-19 related reasons, parties should be provided with a thirty-day extension for complying with document requests.  Additional requests for extensions should be decided on a case-by-case basis and extensions should be granted for COVID-19 related reasons, including but not limited to: documents that need to be copied and are not available electronically; administrative, clerical or secretarial staff shortages; non-essential business closure; health care entities whose priority is COVID-19; illness, quarantine, or child or dependent care due to COVID-19. 





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