Specializes in employment, labour and administrative law. Practice includes collective and individual relations, in federal and provincial jurisdictions. SCC victories for employers in landmark cases include Hydro-Québec duty to accommodate an employee frequently absent for extended periods because of illness, and Place des Arts right to cease operations in light of anti-strike provisions. Co-author, Le congédiement en droit québécois (Dismissal under Québec Law, 1993, loose-leaf with yearly updates); The Employment Contract Under the Civil Code of Québec, 1994; Even More Questions Frequently Asked in Québec Labour & Employment Law, 2008 update of 2002 and 2005 versions. Regular speaker on pension plans, benefits, stock option plans, privacy, termination issues, transborder data flow of personal employee information, employers’ duty to accommodate. Québec Bar, 1984. Member, CBA, ABA; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Labour and Employment Lawyers. Listed in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal. Holds Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating (AV).
Year Called to the Bar:
Employment Law - Employer
Labour Relations - Management
Workplace Human Rights - Employer