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Act respecting labour standards Chapter V - Recourses (Section 98 to 135)

Chapter V - Recourses (Section 98 to 135)

Division II - Recourse against psychological harassment (Section 123.6 to 123.16)

Section 123.14

Provisions applicable

The provisions of the Labour Code (chapter C-27) relating to the Commission des relations du travail, its commissioners, their decisions and the exercise of their jurisdiction, except sections 15 to 19, as well as section 100.12 of that Code apply, with the necessary modifications.

2002, c. 80, s. 68.


The powers held by an arbitrator on grievances are conferred on the labour commissioner in charge of hearing the complaint for psychological harassment. For example, the commissioner must proceed diligently with the inquiry stemming from the complaint and make his decision based on the facts gathered during the inquiry. He may ask the parties and witnesses the questions that he deems useful.

In addition, it is worthwhile mentioning that the Commission des relations du travail enjoys broad powers to issue various types of orders, such as a temporary compliance order, which it deems appropriate to safeguard the rights of the parties (see sections 112 and following of the Labour Code (R.S.Q. c. C-27) concerning the powers of the Commission des relations du travail).