Marie-Pier Emery

Associate

Montréal
MEmery@blg.com
514.954.3123

Marie-Pier assists unionized and non-unionized organizations of all sizes with labour and employment law matters that include:

  • occupational health and safety
  • hiring and firing employees
  • recruiting foreign workers
  • interpreting and applying collective agreements and individual employment contracts
  • workplace investigations
  • human rights

Marie-Pier has appeared before the Administrative Labour Tribunal on matters of labour relations and occupational health and safety, as well as before grievance arbitrators and the civil courts. She also advises and helps businesses in their recruitment of foreign workers, namely for all matters relating to the issuance of a work permit.

Marie-Pier was hired as a student and did her articling at BLG.

Experience

  • Marie-Pier Emery has successfully represented large enterprises before the Administrative Labour Tribunal (Occupational Health and Safety Division).
  • She also successfully participated in defending large businesses in constructive dismissal claims made by former managerial employees accused of oppressing a minority shareholder.
  • She has also drafted several factums in appeal in judicial review application cases relating, inter alia, to issues of labour and employment law, human rights, corporation law and constitutional law.
  • Marie-Pier has also participated in defending the interests of the Bank of Montreal in a case involving a former employee who had been dismissed for harassment, and in which the arbitrator confirmed the employee’s termination.

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, 2014
  • LLL, University of Ottawa, 2014
  • B.Soc.Sc., University of Ottawa, 2014 (Globalization and international development)