The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) is the body that oversees compliance with the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. This body can intervene in situations of discrimination and discriminatory harassment in the workplace.
You can file a complaint with the CDPDJ when:
- You are the victim of discrimination on the part of your employer or an employer who refuses to hire you.
- You are the victim of discriminatory harassment.
Who can file a complaint with the CDPDJ?
You can file a complaint with the CDPDJ by yourself or ask an organization for the defence of rights and freedoms to do it for you.
When to file a complaint with the CDPDJ?
You have 3 years after the incident to file a complaint with the CDPDJ.
How to file a complaint with the CDPDJ?
Contact the CDPDJ:
Consult the website of the CDPDJ for more information on the complaints process. A CDPDJ employee can help you to formulate your complaint.
Effects of a complaint with the CDPDJ
If the CDPDJ finds that your complaint is founded, it can, for example, force the person or party that discriminated against you to:
- Stop the behaviour in question.
- Undergo training on discrimination or harassment.
- Pay you compensation for what you have endured.
You have the right to file a complaint with the CDPDJ
No one has the right to punish you or threaten you because you filed a complaint with the CDPDJ.
In such a case, you can denounce the situation to the CDPDJ. Consult the CDPDJ website for more information.