Marie-Pier Emery

Senior Associate

Montréal
MEmery@blg.com
514.954.3123

Marie-Pier represents federally and provincially regulated organizations of all sizes in labour and employment matters, ranging from prevention to representation, including:

  • disciplinary measures and dismissals
  • drafting, interpreting and applying employment contracts
  • workplace harassment and investigations
  • human rights cases

Marie-Pier regularly appears before administrative and civil tribunals, including the Superior Court of Québec and the Québec Court of Appeal, to represent the best interests of clients in matters of wrongful or constructive dismissals, contract or collective agreement interpretation, workplace harassment and investigations, as well as other claims and civil litigation. She also advises and helps businesses in their recruitment of foreign workers, namely for all matters relating to the issuance of a work permit.

She was hired as a student and did her articling at BLG.

Experience

  • Marie-Pier successfully participated in defending large organizations against claims for constructive dismissal and oppression of minority shareholder, and for wrongful dismissal before the Superior Court of Québec.
  • She also successfully participated in defending an international organization before the Superior Court of Québec and before the Québec Court of Appeal against a contractual claim for particularly high severance amount.
  • Marie-Pier has also drafted several factums in appeal and judicial review application cases relating, inter alia, to issues of labour and employment law, human rights, corporation law and constitutional law.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee and spokesperson for the 2018 and 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Juritour
  • Member of the Honorary Committee and of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Juritour

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2017
  • LLM/M2 (French and comparative law), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2016
  • LLL, University of Ottawa, 2014
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Globalization and international development), University of Ottawa, 2014