Richard LeCouffe has been a lawyer since 1976. He is a graduate from the Université de Montréal, from which institution he received his law degree (LL.L.) in 1974.
During his career, although Me LeCouffe was mostly involved in labour and employment law affairs and negotiating labour collective agreements, he also had the opportunity to become very familiar with condominium law. Among other things, he has contributed in the writing of many articles, books, conferences, memoirs and legal procedures on the latter subject.
August 14, 2022 - The phenomenon of psychological harassment in the workplace is increasingly reported and publicized. It manifests itself in many forms through intimidating, vexing and inappropriate behaviors. This scourge of society is being fought, wherever it occurs. No one can hide behind any legal status, including that of co-ownership. A syndicate of co-owners, as an employer, must take reasonable steps to prevent any form of psychological harassment among its employees and, when such conduct is brought to its attention, to put an end to it.
Ways to prevent harassment:
Steps to take in the event of the discovery of a harassment situation or the filing of a complaint:
An employer may be held liable to the victim of harassment, including where there is:
When it comes to harassment, employees also have obligations to:
The consequences of psychological harassment can be serious for a harassed person. Do not think that the problem is non-existent in condominiums. It is the duty of the directors of the unions to take measures to avoid this scourge or, if it occurs, to put an end to the situation.
Richard LeCouffe, Lawyer
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Montréal (Québec) H3B 4N4
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