Catherine has been practising employment and labour law since the beginning of her career. 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. She also has experience with pension plans’ administration and governance.
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 also handles litigation files relating to access to information requests involving public-sector organizations and businesses in the private sector. In the course of her career, she has also handled and collaborated on civil litigation matters, including professional liability and disciplinary law cases involving health professionals.