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"Workplace Violence And Psychological Harassment: An Overview Of The Quebec Experience"

Jurisdiction: - Quebec

Anick Chainey wrote a paper entitled, "Workplace Violence And Psychological Harassment: An Overview Of The Quebec Experience".

Ms. Chainey is a lawyer at the "Commission des normes du travail", the body responsible for the implementation and application of the Labour Standards Act in the province of Quebec.

The paper was prepared for the National Administrative Law, Labour & Employment Law and Privacy & Access Law Conference held on November 26-27, 2010 in Ottawa.

It covers the following topics:

1) Overview of the applicable legislation in the context of workplace violence and harassment in Quebec

a) The Civil Code of Quebec

b) The Occupational health and safety legislatin

c) The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms

2) The limits of the foregoing legislation2) Specificity of the Quebec legislation: the recourse for psychological harassment in the Act respecting labour standards

a) A few interesting statistics

b) What constitutes psychological harassment 

c) The Employer's obligations