11. A matter is commenced by a pleading, called the originating pleading, being filed with one of the Tribunal’s offices.
An originating pleading that involves a worker must be filed with the Tribunal office serving the region where the worker is domiciled or, if the worker is domiciled outside Québec, with a Tribunal office in a region where the employer has an establishment.
If no worker is party to a matter, the originating pleading is filed with the Tribunal office serving a region where the employer has an establishment.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, in this Act, “pleading” also includes any writing designed to make an application or support a party’s contentions.