Marie-Hélène is a bilingual employment lawyer, and is highly experienced in conducting workplace investigations and workplace training for HR professionals. She is focused on helping her clients achieve practical and cost-efficient solutions to a wide range of employment law matters.
Lawyers repeatedly retain Marie-Hélène as an effective and neutral workplace investigator. She has carried out third-party investigations for large public-sector organizations such as hospitals, school boards, colleges and universities in both French and English.
Marie-Hélène regularly assists corporate clients, drawing from her in-house experience at a large financial institution where she advised nationwide client groups on regulatory and human resource compliance issues. She provides practicable training to HR professionals in French and English on a wide range of employment and related regulatory matters. Also she advises clients on employment law matters, such as workplace misconduct relating to privacy breaches and the use of social media and technology at work.
As an employment lawyer, Marie-Hélène acts for both employer and employee clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, drafting employment agreements, terminations, performance management, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination, human rights, disability, workplace harassment and privacy.
Known for her sense of humour and approachable writing style, Marie-Hélène’s enthusiasm for effective communication extends far beyond the office. Avid readers of the online publication Her Magazine will recognize Marie-Hélène as a long-time regular contributor, lending her pen to a variety of employment law issues. She has appeared in the Huffington Post for her article “Is Your Nanny Entitled to Paid Sick Days,” and has spoken as part of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Six-Minute Lawyer series.
Marie-Hélène is a member of the AJEFO l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario. Also she sits on the advisory board of a children’s rights organization.
Called to the bar in 1998, Marie-Hélène received a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Liberal Arts and Philosophy from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Common Laws and Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor in partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law as a part of their J.D. /LL.B Program.