Patrick L. Benaroche is a senior partner in the Employment & Labour
Group of the Montréal office. With a background in organizational psychology, Patrick provides advice to major corporations on all aspects of Canadian employment and labour law, with an emphasis on cross-border issues affecting a mobile workforce. Patrick appears regularly before both civil and administrative tribunals on matters relating to wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment and discrimination, non-competition clauses, and data privacy. He is often called upon by employers to advise on executive employment contracts, termination packages, workplace policies, employment standards, and all matters arising from employment relationships, including plant closures, corporate restructuring, and mass terminations. In addition to dealing with workplace health and safety issues, Patrick is well experienced in the area of management–labour relations, including union certification and decertification proceedings, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and management of strikes and lock-outs. He also conducts workshops designed to facilitate employee/employer relationships in the workplace and assists in the strategic planning of human resources management.