Richard
Gauthier

Title : Lawyer, partner Year of call : 1978

Expertise : labor and employment law

Mr. Gauthier has been practicing law since being called to the Bar in 1978. He joined the firm in 2018. Mr. Gauthier practices mainly in the field of labor and employment law as a legal advisor, negotiator and litigator. His practice covers all aspects of labor relations. He has solid experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements. In addition, he regularly acts as advisor and representative for all aspects of union accreditations and labor disputes. Mr. Gauthier acts before arbitration tribunals, common law courts and other bodies specialized in labor law during litigation concerning the interpretation and application of collective agreements, labor laws and human rights charters, and disciplinary action or termination of employment. He has extensive experience in occupational health and safety as he devotes a significant portion of his professional activities to professional injury compensation, contribution classification and cost allocation.

Assistant: Johanne Joubert

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Université Laval (1976)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Québec (2018 to date)
  • Beauvais, Truchon et Associés (2001 to 2018)
  • Trudel Nadeau et Associés (1991 to 2001)
  • DeBlois, Gauthier, Samson et Associés (1984 to 1991)
  • Goodwin, DeBlois et Associés (1978 to 1984)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Le harcèlement psychologique en milieu de travail, Training dispensed to HR managers (2015 and 2017)
  • Lorsque l’accident devient un crime : responsabilité de l’entreprise et de ses dirigeants en matière de santé et de sécurité du travail, conference given to HR managers (2016)
  • L’accès aux renseignements de nature médicale et l’expertise médicale : mode d’emploi (2012)
  • Filature et vie privée, conference given to the Société des experts en évaluation médico-légale du Québec (2012)
  • Obligation d'accommodement : où en sommes-nous en 2008?
  • Speaker at the Centre de formation patronale-syndicale (1998 to 2010)
  • Simulation d’une audition arbitrale de grief, conférence given during the Colloque du Barreau de Versailles (1998)
  • Professor at theÉcole du Barreau du Québec (1988 to 1991 and 1996 to 2011)
  • Professor of labor law at the Université Laval faculty of law (1991)

Associations, committees, boards

  • President of the board of directors of the Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec (CPSQ) and of its foundation (2017 to date)
  • Member, board of directors,Fondation Victorin Germain (2018 to date)
  • Vice-president of the board of directors of the Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec (CPSQ) (2015-2017)
  • Member of the Comité d’arbitrage des comptes d’honoraires des avocats du Barreau du Québec (2000 to date)
(1998 to 2001)
  • Secretary of the Quebec Bar
  • Member of the Conseil général du Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Comité sur les services à la population (Barreau de Québec)
  • Member of the Comité des relations extérieures (Barreau de Québec)
  • Member of the Comité de l’exercice illégal (Barreau de Québec)
  • Member of the Comité sur la justice administrative (Barreau de Québec)