Katherine Poirier
Katherine Poirier
(514) 954-3175
(514) 954-1905
1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2003
Partner in Labour and Employment Group of BLG’s Montréal office. Practice focuses on workers’ compensation and health and safety. She provides guidance and representation to organizations facing sensitive issues and crisis, including severe workplace accidents and complex harassment matters. She advises clients on a range of issues, including company policies and employment contracts, labour relations and collective agreements, administrative law and fraud, unfair dismissal complaints, and non-competition injunctions and grievances before labour arbitrators. Katherine has pleaded nearly 200 cases, including the decade-long landmark human rights case regarding Québec-based employers’ obligations concerning pre-hire medical examinations. Recipient, 2020 Women in Law Leadership Stronger Together Award for Québec. Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2017) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law) and in the 2021 edition (and since 2020) (Workers' Compensation Law). Exiting Chair, TIPPS Workers’ Compensation Committee; Vice-Chair, TIPPS Labour and Employment Committee; and Vice-Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Task Force, American Bar Association. Education: BCL/LLB (McGill University, Montréal). Admitted to Québec Bar in 2003. Chartered Human Resources Practicioner.
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