Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act
Marginal note:Suspension of disciplinary action
19.6 (1) If the Commissioner decides to deal with a complaint and sends a written notice under subsection 19.4(2) and disciplinary action has already been taken against a person by reason of the person’s participation in the taking of a measure alleged by the complainant to constitute a reprisal
(a) the implementation of the disciplinary action — and the commencement or continuation of any procedure in relation to the disciplinary action by the person under any other Act of Parliament or collective agreement — is suspended for the period referred to in subsection (3); and
(b) the appropriate chief executive must take the measures necessary to put the person in the situation the person was in before the disciplinary action was implemented.
(2) If the disciplinary action already taken against a person by reason of the person’s participation in the taking of a measure alleged by the complainant to constitute a reprisal has been the subject of a decision of a court, tribunal or arbitrator dealing with it on the merits, other than a decision made under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act,
(a) subsection (1) does not apply; and
(b) neither the Commissioner nor the Tribunal may deal with the issue of disciplinary action against that person.
Marginal note:Period of suspension
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the suspension begins on the day on which the Commissioner sends the notice referred to in subsection 19.4(2) and ends on the earliest of
(a) the day on which the complaint is withdrawn or dismissed,
(b) the day on which the Commissioner makes an application to the Tribunal for an order referred to in paragraph 20.4(1)(a) in respect of the complaint,
(c) in the case where the Commissioner makes an application to the Tribunal for the orders referred to in paragraph 20.4(1)(b) in respect of the complaint, the day on which the Tribunal makes a determination that the complainant was not subject to a reprisal taken by the person, and
(d) the day on which the disciplinary action is taken as a result of a settlement approved by the Commissioner or an order of the Tribunal.
Marginal note:Prior disciplinary action cancelled
(4) Disciplinary action taken as a result of a settlement approved by the Commissioner or an order of the Tribunal cancels any prior disciplinary action.
(5) This section applies despite Part IV of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.
- 2006, c. 9, s. 201
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