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Step 5. Preparation of the file for a hearing before the Commission des relations du travail

If the inquiry shows that it is justified for the complaint to be heard by the Tribunal administratif du travail, the file is entrusted to a lawyer of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, who will represent the employee free of charge.The lawyer:

  • gets in touch with the employee and provides him with his contact information
  • takes steps to schedule a date for the hearing before the Tribunal administratif du travail. A period of about 6 to 8 months may elapse before the complaint is heard
  • sends the employee a notice to appear as soon as he learns the date of the hearing
  • contacts the employee in the weeks prior to the hearing in order to prepare his testimony.

To learn more about the preparation of a file for a hearing before the Tribunal administratif du travail, see the brochure My complaint regarding the application of labour standards has been entrusted to a lawyer - What happens now?Ce lien ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre.