Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City
Marc Gravel represents labour relations and administrative law clients as legal consultant, attorney and negotiator. He works primarily for employers in businesses of all sizes, and for senior executives.
He is also frequently invited to speak at conferences on topics related to labour relations and employment and labour law.
Civil Law, LLB, Laval University, 1976
Rankings & Recognitions
Negotiations spokesperson for Ministry of Justice
Represented Quebec’s Justice Ministry in negotiations on a collective agreement for prison guards.
Negotiations spokesperson for the Quebec association of appliance-repair contractors (AEEMQ)
Represented the employers’ negotiating committee in negotiating a collective agreement—extended by decree—for the AEEMQ
Attorney for the Chambre des huissiers de justice du Québec (Order of Quebec bailiffs) before the Order’s disciplinary committee
Made representations on behalf of the Order in a Montreal case involving Denver Boot-type automobile wheel immobilizers.
Over the years, Marc has published a number of general articles on labour law in newspapers and magazines, including articles in the newspaper Le Soleil in 2005 and 2006 on whistleblowing, employee criminal records, the obligation of loyalty, protection of privacy, work absenteeism, job interviews, accommodation in the workplace, etc.
- 2019 – Symposium 2019 – Employment & Labour Law
- 2018 – Sixth Annual Training Symposium on Labour and Employment Law 2018 | Dealing with a Campaign for Union Certification: How to Prevent It, or How to Come to Terms with and Even Benefit from It
- 2017 – Symposium on Employment & Labour Law
- 2016 – Symposium on Employment & Labour Law
- 2014 – Symposium on Employment & Labour Law
- 2014 – Theft or Fraud by an Employee: Management Rights and Legal Action
2007 – “Major Trends in Labour Law” (Beauce Human Resources Day organized by Emploi-Québec / Employment-Quebec).
2007 – “The Scope and Limits of the Superintendent’s Oath of Secrecy” (Symposium, Forum des syndics des ordres professionnels du Québec / Quebec forum of superintendents of professional orders).
2007 – “Day-to-Day Disciplinary Management – Theory and Practice” (Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec / Quebec order of certified human resources and industrial relations consultants).
2005 – “Managing Arbitration Cases in Disciplinary Matters” (Beauce Human Resources Day organized by Emploi-Québec / Employment-Quebec).
2005 – “Conciliation in Labour Relations” (Québec City Junior Bar Association).
1980-2004 – Presentations at labour-relations conferences on a variety of topics, including the Labour Standards Act, management of disciplinary cases, the obligation to accommodate, psychological harassment, evaluation of new employees, mass layoffs, etc.
1990-1998 – Member (1990), director (1993), and chair (1995) of the Quebec Division of the Association des professionnels en ressources humaines du Québec (Quebec association of human resources professionals)
1989-2010 – Member, International Industrial Relations Association
1989-1991, 2001-2002 – Director of the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy foundation
1987-1991 – Executive director and secretary of the Comité paritaire des métiers de la métallurgie de la région de Québec (parity committee of metallurgical trades in the Québec City region)
1987-1988 – Member, Agency Relations and Allocations Committee, Centraide (United Way)
1983-2015 – Member, Ordre des conseillers en relations industrielles du Québec (Quebec order of industrial relations consultants)
1981-1983 – Director, secretary, and vice chair of the Coopérative régionale des consommateurs de Tilly (Sain- Antoine-de-Tilly regional consumers cooperative)
1980-1982 – Administrative secretary of the Corporation des entrepreneurs en entretien ménager de Québec (Quebec association of appliance-repair contractors)