Michelle’s practice focuses on labour and employment law. She advises employers on employment-related matters, including:
- restructuring, contracts and terminations
- investigations and discipline
- workers' compensation
- occupational health and safety
- workplace violence
- employment standards and human rights
Michelle represents employers in employment-related litigation, including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals and injunctions proceedings.
Michelle's practice also encompasses labour relations. She advises and acts on behalf of employers in:
- collective bargaining
- interest arbitrations
- collective agreement interpretation
- grievance arbitrations
- strikes and lockouts
- injunction proceedings during strikes
Michelle has vast experience in representing companies in human rights litigation before the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the federal and provincial Tribunals. She is frequently hired to conduct independent investigations into allegations of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and other alleged misconduct.
Michelle was corporate counsel for Federal Express Canada from April 2012 to September 2013, where she worked extensively in the area of federal employment-related legislation. She resumed her labour and employment practice at BLG in October 2013.