Can the Québec Ombudsman handle a disclosure if the case is before the courts or a decision by a tribunal or a court of justice?

No. As soon as the Québec Ombudsman knows that the alleged wrongdoing is before the courts or that it pertains to a decision rendered by a court, it halts processing of the disclosure. This applies to courts of justice (Court of Québec, Superior Court, etc.) and to administrative tribunals (Tribunal administratif du Travail, Tribunal administratif du Québec, etc.).

For other cases in which a disclosure cannot be handled by the Québec Ombudsman, see the What is a wrongdoing? section.