Montreal, October 20th, 2020
La danse sur les routes du Québec declares that respect and dignity for others are fundamental values of the organization and is committed to maintaining an appropriate work environment that is conducive to its mission.
La danse sur les routes du Québec considers that harassment in any form undermines the dignity as well as physical or psychological integrity of the victim. Harassment is directly or indirectly prohibited by several legal instruments, notably the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Act Respecting Labour Standards, the Civil Code of Quebec and the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety.
Relevant interventions associated with company management, performance management or disciplinary actions that do not constitute harassment. Similarly, healthy and respectful social interactions, as well as jokes accepted on both sides with humor and good humor, do not constitute harassment.
Anyone who considers that they have witnessed or been the victim of inappropriate or malicious behaviour or actions as part of La danse sur les routes du Québec’s activities can confidentially speak or write (in French or English) to the Vice-Chair or Treasurer of the Board of Directors to ask them to intervene to quickly resolve the situation.
Anyone who considers that they have been a victim of harassment as part of La danse sur les routes du Québec’s activities can submit an oral or written complaint in French or English to the Vice-Chair or Treasurer to the Board’s attention. Specific information must be provided regarding the vexatious behaviour(s). The complaint will then be submitted to the Board, followed by an internal analysis, after which a decision will be shared no later than 20 business days after the complaint was submitted.
Anyone who violates the harassment policy shall be subject to disciplinary measures up to immediate termination or any other appropriate legal or preventive measure to provide a harassment-free environment. The choice of applicable measures shall account for the severity, consequences and history of the person at fault.
For easier readability and inclusiveness, they/them pronouns have been used. La DSR endeavours to use gender-neutral and inclusive language whenever possible.