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SYLVAIN
Chabot

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1998

Expertise: labor and employment law

Partner Sylvain Chabot has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1998 and practices primarily in labor and employment law. He counsels employers mainly on collective and individual workplace relations, labor standards, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, occupational health and safety, human rights and freedoms, and administrative law.

He regularly represents employers before the Administrative Labor Tribunal, civil courts, and arbitration tribunals. He also assists clients in unionization campaigns, accreditation applications, and collective bargaining. He is also called on to speak to various audiences.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

Assistant: Joanne Gilbert

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, federal labor law, human rights, pay equity, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1997)
  • B.A. in industrial relations, Université Laval (1994)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (2012 to present)
  • Norton Rose (Quebec City)
  • Ogilvy Renault (Quebec City)
  • Flynn Rivard (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Taught courses on labor law, workplace accidents, occupational diseases, and negotiation at the Quebec Bar School

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
  • Former member, board of directors, Moisson Québec
  • Former vice-chair, board of CHSLD Basse-Ville-Limoilou-Vanier (now known as Centre de Santé Québec-Sud)
  • Former chairman, Fondation Monseigneur de Saint-Vallier

Distinctions

  • Occupational Health & Safety expertise recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2016)