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Title: lawyer, partner Year of call: 1982

Expertise: labor and employment law

Karl Jessop, partner, is appreciated by clients for his considerable expertise in labor law and occupational health and safety law. He is frequently called on to negotiate collective agreements in the manufacturing, municipal, transport, and retail sectors, among others.

He also acts as counsel in cases involving unionization, collective bargaining, interpretation and enforcement of collective agreements, and imposition of disciplinary measures. He regularly argues before all the various tribunals, from the higher courts to Tribunal administratif du travail and grievance adjudicators.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Native Affairs
  • Manufacturing
  • Health and Social Services
  • Transportation

Assistant: Chantal Gauthier

Other titles

  • Member, Cain Lamarre board of directors
  • Member, Cain Lamarre executive committee
  • Certified industrial relations counselor (CRIA)


  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, federal labor law, pay equity, pay equity, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations)


  • Postgraduate studies in Labor Law, Université Laval (1983 and 1984)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (1981)
  • B.A. in Industrial Relations, Université Laval (1978)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (2003 to present)
  • Flynn Rivard (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instructor, labor relations management, Business Studies Department, Université Laval
  • Instructor, negotiating, Industrial Relations Department, Université Laval
  • Various lectures on labor law and collective bargaining negotiations
  • Lectures to employer's associations, employers, and organizations specializing in human resources and labor relations
  • Articles on labor law in the journal of Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
  • Member, Canadian Industrial Relations Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Théâtre de La Fenière