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KARINE
Brassard

Title: lawyer, partner Year of call: 1995

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  administrative law

Karine Brassard has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1995 and specializes in labor and employment law, working solely with employers. Her practice covers all aspects of labor relations and strategic human resources planning. She represents employers in disputes before arbitration tribunals and other labor law bodies, primarily in cases involving the interpretation and application of collective agreements, labor laws, and human rights charters, as well as disciplinary and severance measures.

She also serves as a negotiator, drawing on her substantial experience in labor disputes. With a solid background in occupational health and safety, particularly in workers’ compensation and cost allocation, she regularly appears before common law tribunals in administrative disputes.

In addition, Karine is a lecturer at the Université Laval Faculty of Law, where she teaches labor law and occupational health and safety law

Assistant: Sylvie Grégoire

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, pay equity, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Administrative law (access to information, professional conduct, ethics, and governance, administrative remedies)

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1993)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (2016 to present)
  • Beauvais Truchon (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer in labor law, Faculty of Law, Université Laval
  • Lecturer in occupational heath and safety, Faculty of Law, Université Laval
  • Presented numerous conference sessions on labor and employment law, on topics including employment termination, psychological harassment, industrial relations management, and occupational health and safety

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Fondation de l’Institut Saint-Joseph
  • Member, board of directors, Club de ski acrobatique du Mont-Sainte-Anne
  • Former member, board of directors, La Boussole
  • Former member, board of directors, Épilepsie, Quebec City