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Richard
Coutu

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Languages
  • French
  • English
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Richard Coutu focuses his practice on labour law and acts on behalf of public, parapublic and private sector employers.

He regularly appears before all levels of courts and tribunals and is a frequent spokesperson for employers in collective bargaining.

Services

Administrative Law
  • Access to information and protection of personal information
  • Judicial oversight of government action
  • Police organization and ethics
  • Public freedoms and human rights
Labor and Employment Law
  • Negotiation of collective agreements
  • Accreditation disputes
  • Job evaluation
  • Judicial supervision of labor courts
  • Individual employment contracts and labor standards
  • Termination and disciplinary measures
  • Grievance and dispute arbitration
  • Pension and benefit plans

Training

Master's degree in law (LL.M.)

University of London (University College London), Angleterre
1977
London Institute of World Affairs
1977

Barreau du Québec

1977

LL.L

Université de Montréal
1975

Typical Mandates

Prepares grievance and dispute adjudication files.

Negotiates collective agreements.

Arbitrates and mediates labour disputes.

Drafts administrative and disciplinary notices in police discipline matters.

Represents employers in the application and management of administrative and disciplinary measures.

Represents employers before the Essential Services division of the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT): mediation, negotiation of agreements to end pressure tactics, maintenance of essential services and participation in public hearings.

Affiliations & Activities

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Designations

Member of the Gestionnaires en ressources humaines des municipalités du Québec (G.R.H.M.Q.).