|Mailing Address||300 Nunasi Building, 5109-48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 1N5|
|University ||University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc., summa cum laude|
|Law School||University of Ottawa, J.D. Student Internship, Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada|
|Admitted||2012, Ontario; 2014, Nunavut; 2013, Northwest Territories|
Michelle is an associate in the Yellowknife office practicing in the area of Labour & Employment. Michelle acts for a variety of clients on labour and employment matters, including municipalities, territorial governments, Charities and not-for-profit organizations, small businesses and larger corporate clients.
Community and Volunteer Activities
•Co-Chair of Family Services Committee with Habitat for Humanity
Labour & Employment Experience
•Represents employers in certification applications and collective bargaining negotiations.
•Assists employers through the grievance process and acts employers for employers in grievance arbitrations.
•Represents employers in appeals and judicial reviews in both the Nunavut Court of Justice and the Northwest Territories Supreme Court.
•Conducts independent workplace harassment investigations and other investigations for employers.
•Represents employers in employment standards and human rights matters.
•Assists employers with employment agreements and employee terminations.
•Acts for employers in wrongful dismissal actions.
•Delivers presentations to management personnel within client organizations on employer rights and obligations.
Presentations & Publications
•Presents annually at the McLennan Ross Northern Territories Labour and Employment Law Year-in-Review webinar
•2015 “Employment 101 for Northern Employers”, McLennan Ross webinar
•2014 “The Grievance & Arbitration Process”, McLennan Ross webinar
•2013 “Privacy Law for Northern Employers”, McLennan Ross webinar
•2013 “Administration of a Collective Agreement”, McLennan Ross webinar
•Michelle has taught courses in Aboriginal Law at the University of Ottawa
• Supreme Court Rules on Employee Suspensions and Constructive Dismissal, McLennan Ross E-Mail Alert, March 2015
• Receipt of Pension Benefits Does Not Reduce Damages for Wrongful Dismissal, McLennan Ross Email Alert, December 2013
• $408, 930 Payment Order Against Director Upheld, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel, June 2013
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Supreme Court Rules on Employee Suspensions and Constructive Dismissal
Michelle S. Thériault, May 13, 2015
On Friday morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission. The decision related to whether and in what circumstances an employee is deemed to be constructively dismissed when suspended with pay. Overturning the decision of the New...
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