Reprisal complaint

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Do you feel that you have suffered reprisal because of a disclosure or because you collaborated in an investigation into a disclosure? Has someone threatened you to prevent you from making a disclosure or from participating in an investigation? The Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies protects you.

For any other question, see our FAQs.

If in doubt, please feel free to contact us by phone at 1-800-463-5070.

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The Québec Ombudsman pledges to protect the confidentiality of the information transmitted. Under the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, the information obtained or created by the Québec Ombudsman in the context of verification or investigation as the result of a reprisal complaint cannot be communicated.

Has your employer threatened you to prevent you from making a disclosure or from participating in an investigation? If the reprisals or threats are related to your job (demotion, suspension, dismissal, disciplinary measure, etc.), you must file a complaint with the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) within 45 days of the occurrence of reprisal.

Note that in all these cases, you must act within these deadlines even if you have contacted the Québec Ombudsman.

Only the sections marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.

Relevant information

Describe the reprisal(s) or threats you experienced, by indicating, if possible:

Who

  • The name and address of the public body that made the threats or carried out reprisal(s);
  • The name of the directorate or branch involved;
  • The name, function, and contact information of the person who made the threats or carried out reprisal(s);
  • The name, function, and contact information of the person(s) (if any) who witnessed the threats or reprisal(s).

When

  • The date of the reprisals or threats.

What

  • A description of the reprisal(s) or threats you experienced;
  • A description of the events;
  • A summary of the disclosure that gave rise to reprisal(s) (if you made a disclosure to the Québec Ombudsman, indicate your file number if you know it).

Reprisal(s) or threats experienced

Are you an employee of the government department or agency involved?
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Your contact information

Identification

Phone (daytime)*

Address

Email

Preferred method of contact

Privileged contact method

Supporting documents

To speed up processing of your reprisal or threats complaint, please provide only the documents pertaining to the situation you are reporting.

Attach documents

Accepted file types:
.avi, .bmp, .cda, .doc, .docx, .docm, .dot, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .mht, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .pdf, .png, .pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .rtf, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpl, .wps, .xls, .xlsm, .xlsx and .xps.

All attached files cannot exceed 75,000 Ko (75 MB).

Note: You may also mail us your documents.

Authorization and authentication

Authorization

In submitting this form, you authorize the Québec Ombudsman to collect your personal information with a view to applying the Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies.