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Jennifer M. Fantini

Associée

Vancouver
JFantini@blg.com
604.640.4247

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Jennifer practises in the areas of labour relations and employment law. Within her practice, she advises public and private sector employers with respect to:
  • employee discipline and termination
  • wrongful dismissal
  • employment policies and contracts
  • employment standards
  • human rights issues
She has a special interest and expertise in constructive dismissal law.
Jennifer also represents both employers and employees in wrongful dismissal and related civil litigation (at various levels of court), and appears on behalf of clients before different administrative tribunals, including human rights tribunals and labour relations boards.

Jennifer also conducts client training on a variety of labour and employment issues. She represents unionized employers in collective agreement negotiations and arbitrations.

Prior to joining the Vancouver office, Jennifer practised at BLG’s Toronto office for 15 years.

Experience

  • Advises a variety of private and public sector employers, notably in the financial services sector and the healthcare sector, providing advice related to all aspects of the employment relationship, in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
  • Represents public and private sector employers and employees in civil wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal actions.
  • Represented a national sports association as an Intervener in a hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario challenging the Association’s dressing room policy as discriminatory. The policy was upheld as non-discriminatory by the Tribunal.
 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Canada as a Litigation Star
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour: British Columbia) (Band 4).
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition (and since 2011) of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour).
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert®’s Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2012).
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Employment Law).
 

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2001
  • Colombie-Britannique, 2016
  • MBA/LLB, York University/, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 1999
  • BA in Labour-Management Relations, Université de Toronto, 1995