Alberta Fair Practices OfficeAlberta Fair Practices Office

Can We Help You?

Our fairness review services are available to

  • workers covered by the WCB (or their dependents)
  • all employers covered by the WCB .

We can only review processes that were used by the WCB, Appeals Commission or Medical Panels Office. If your concern is about another organization, you can contact the Alberta Ombudsman

The FPO has no authority to review matters previously investigated by the Alberta Ombudsman nor matters where the Court has taken an action or made a decision.

Asking us for a fairness review does not affect your rights to contact other offices that may be able to help you (such as the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner or the Alberta Human Rights Commission).

The Fairness Review Branch may refuse to review a complaint, or to stop the review of a complaint:

  • If it relates to a matter, action, or alleged breach of the Code of Conduct which you have known about for more than 24 months. If you submit a complaint after more than 24 months has passed, the FPO will consider the circumstances of your complaint and determine whether to conduct a review.
  • If it is determined that no review is necessary; examples may include that you do not meet the criteria to request a review, we do not have legislative authority to review a specific complaint, or a complaint does not identify an issue of fairness.
  • If we determine the concern is frivolous, vexatious, or not made in good faith.

If the decision is made not to do a review, or to stop a review after it has started, written reasons would be provided.