Catherine Gagné
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4085

Catherine has been practising employment and labour law for 10 years. She advises employers and employees on various employment-related issues, including labour standards, employment contracts, human rights and freedoms, occupational health and safety, human resources policies, and employee benefits management.

Catherine represents employers before the various Quebec judicial and administrative bodies, as well as in grievance arbitration proceedings, in disputes between employers and their employees. She has represented employers and employees in actions for injunctions brought for unfair competition.

Catherine also advises employers on issues pertaining to occupational health and safety, both in connection with employee claims filed with the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and in connection with the daily management of occupational health and safety matters. She has represented employers in hearings before the Tribunal administratif du travail in cases involving psychological harassment and other types of occupational injuries and diseases.

In the context of the sale or purchase of companies, Catherine performs due diligence on employment-related documents. In this regard, she provides insight on the impact of a transaction on the employer and its employees.

Throughout her career, Catherine has advised and represented a wide range of clients, from multinationals to small businesses, including public-sector employers such as municipalities and school boards. As a result of this experience, she can tailor her advice to the business reality and needs of each client.

In addition to her employment and labour practice, Catherine has also handled and collaborated on civil litigation matters, including professional liability and disciplinary law cases involving health professionals.

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Blakes Bulletin on Employment & Labour, January 13, 2020.
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Co-speaker: Rétention des employés : Vos outils et leurs enjeux juridiques
Blakes Labour and Employment Group Client Seminar, Montréal, Québec, November 28, 2019.
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