43. A person who acts as a first responder under this Act must inform his or her employer of the duties incumbent upon a first responder and inform the employer when, on receiving a call from the health communication centre, he or she must leave work precipitously or cannot report for work.
No employer may, without a valid reason the burden of proof of which is on the employer, by discriminatory measures or reprisals, changes in conditions of employment, a transfer, suspension or dismissal or any other sanction, prevent a person from acting as a first responder or sanction him or her for having acted in that capacity.
Any person who feels aggrieved by a measure referred to in the second paragraph may exercise a recourse before the Commission des relations du travail established by the Labour Code (chapter C-27). The provisions applicable to a recourse relating to the exercise by an employee of a right under the said Code apply, with the necessary modifications.