22.2. Reprisals are prohibited against a person who, in good faith, files a complaint or makes a report of maltreatment or cooperates in the examination of a complaint or processing of a report.
Threats of reprisal against a person to dissuade them from filing a complaint, making a report or cooperating in the examination of a complaint or processing of a report are also prohibited.
The demotion, suspension, termination of employment or transfer of a person or any disciplinary or other measure that adversely affects the employment or working conditions of a person is presumed to be a reprisal. Transferring a user or a resident, breaking his or her lease, or prohibiting or restricting visits to a user or a resident is also presumed to be a reprisal.
Anyone who threatens or intimidates a person or takes reprisals or attempts to take reprisals against a person because the person complies with this Act, exercises a right provided for by this Act or reports conduct that contravenes this Act commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $2,000 to $20,000 in the case of a natural person and $10,000 to $250,000 in any other case. Those amounts are doubled for a subsequent offence.
2022, c. 62022, c. 6, s. 151.