Katherine maintains a dynamic labour and employment practice, with a focus on workers’ compensation and health and safety. She provides guidance and representation to organizations facing sensitive issues and crisis, including severe workplace accidents and complex harassment matters.
She advises clients on a range of issues, including:
- company policies and employment contracts
- labour relations and collective agreements
- administrative law and fraud
- unfair dismissal complaints and non-competition injunctions
- grievances before labour arbitrators
Katherine is the only Canadian member of the National Workers' Compensation Defence Network (NWCDN). She has pleaded nearly 200 cases, including the decade-long landmark human rights case regarding Québec-based employers’ obligations regarding pre-hire medical examinations.
Katherine is adept in identifying how social change affects the workplace, while her unparalleled ability to simplify complex legal issues makes her a sought-after media commentator on sexual harassment and of psychological harassment in the workplace. She has also presented training sessions on the subject for employees in a range of industries.
She is a member of BLG’s Recruitment and Professional Development Committee, and chaired the Montréal office’s Pro Bono Committee from 2013 to 2017.