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Part I - Act respecting labour standards

CHAPTER V - Recourses

Recourse against psychological harassment


Section 123.6

Complaint to Commission

An employee who believes he has been the victim of psychological harassment may file a complaint in writing with the Commission. Such a complaint may also be filed by a non-profit organization dedicated to the defence of employees’ rights on behalf of one or more employees who consent thereto in writing.

With the employee’s consent, the Commission shall send to the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, under the terms of an agreement entered into by those organizations and approved by the Minister, any complaint that concerns discriminatory behaviour filed in accordance with this division. The agreement must also stipulate cooperative arrangements between those two organizations, in particular to ensure any delay in sending the complaint is not prejudicial to the employee.

2002, c. 80, s. 68. 2018, c. 21, s. 41.



The employee’s complaint must be made in writing. The same is true for complaints filed by an organization that defends employees’ rights, but these must also be accompanied by written authorization from each employee referred to in the complaint.

If the employee’s complaint concerns discriminatory behaviour, with the employee’s consent it is forwarded to the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.




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