Marie-Eve Jean Photo
Marie-Eve Jean Photo
Marie-Eve Jean Photo

Marie-Eve Jean is a litigation lawyer with a growing practice focused on commercial disputes, and employment and labour relations. She has significant experience serving clients in the construction and infrastructure, manufacturing and automotive industries. Marie-Eve assists employers in all aspects of labour and employment law, including COVID-19 response, wrongful dismissal, employment standards disputes, human rights complaints, and corporate transactions. She also provides guidance on the development and implementation of workplace policies.

Acting in a range of commercial and employment disputes, Marie Eve is skilled in the drafting of briefs, factums, arguments and pleadings. She has appeared before the small claims court and participated in the arbitration settlement of a construction dispute.

While completing law school, Marie-Eve worked as an analyst in alternative dispute resolution with the CRTC



Representative Matters

  • Prepared an Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada;
  • Conducted a 2-day Small Claims Court Trial involving four direct examinations and three cross-examinations (successful on all grounds);
  • Prepared motion materials and argued against a motion to dismiss an action on the basis that the Court lacked jurisdiction over the subject matter of the action or in the alternative that Ontario was not a convenient forum for the determination of the dispute;

Speaking Engagements

Privacy update across Canada, CLHIA Compliance and Consumer Complaints, Speaker

May 4, 2022

Implementing Demanding New Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations. What Should You, the Employer, Have Completed by Now? at Preparing for Further Changes to the Canada Labour Code, Virtual conference, Co-speaker with Kyle Lambert

March 16, 2021

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Canadian Finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and recipient of three awards for written materials.

Community Involvement

Assistant Coach for the Outaouais Bantam AAA Women’s Ice Hockey Team


  • Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers (CALL) – Board Member

Education & Admissions

2019
Called to the Ontario Bar
2018
JD/LLLUniversity of Ottawa
2015
B.Sc. in Business Administration University of New Hampshire

Publications

  • “Ontario Superior Court of Justice Opines on Federal Termination Obligations,” LexisNexis Labour Notes®, January 15, 2021
  • “Ontario Court of Appeal Comments on Service and Notice Calculation in the Context of an Asset Purchase Transaction,” Employment and Labour Law Reporter, September 2020

Insights (22 Posts)

Featured Insight

Part 3 | Privacy 101 – Obligations Under Québec’s New Act 25: How to ensure your business’ biometric data complies with the law

If you do business in Québec, even though you are outside the province, this podcast explains why its new Act 25, in force on September 22, 2022, affects your operations. Discover your responsibilities surrounding biometric data and disclosure obligations to the Québec privacy regulator.

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Sep 15, 2022
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Part 2 | Privacy 101 – Obligations Under Québec’s New Act 25: Why you must now record and report privacy violations

If you do business in Québec, even though you are outside the province, this podcast explains why its new Act 25, in force on September 22, 2022, affects your operations. Discover why your business needs to develop, implement and maintain a register of confidentiality incidents and what your reporting obligations responsibilities are surrounding breach reporting.

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Sep 15, 2022
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Part 1 | Privacy 101 – Obligations Under Québec’s New Act 25: Why your business needs a privacy officer now

If you do business in Québec, even though you are outside the province, this podcast explains why its new Act 25, in force on September 22, 2022, affects your operations. Learn why you need a privacy officer, how to properly delegate this role, and what can happen if you don’t comply.

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Sep 15, 2022
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Act 25 – First Draft Regulation, On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

First draft regulation under Act 25 regarding the protection of personal information and confidentiality incidents.

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Jul 27, 2022
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Legislative Amendments Affecting Québec’s Employers

The webinar discusses the rigorous language obligations imposed by Bill 96 on businesses and its significant impact on employers, as well as the recent significant changes to both Québec’s occupational health and safety legislation and Québec’s privacy legislation which employers should be aware of.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Taking Control: Proactive Data Breach Preparedness and Responsible Incident Management

Join us on Tuesday, June 21st as members of our Privacy and Technology Groups discuss how your organization can proactively prepare in order to be in control if and when an incident occurs and to take measured and responsible steps to prevent and manage the associated legal and business risks.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Deciphering the Right to Disconnect: What does this mean for Ontario, and what could happen in other provinces?

The Ontario government passed legislation containing the “right to disconnect”. Or did they? (they didn’t). But Ontario employers with 25 or more employees have to have a policy on the right to disconnect as of June 2. How should employers approach the policy, manage employee expectations and is the rest of Canada looking to follow suit?

Join McMillan’s Employment & Labour Relations Group as we discuss the requirements of the legislation, considerations in drafting the policy and impacts for employers across the country.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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Data Collection and Protection in the Automotive Sector

Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022 as members of McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group discuss privacy and data protection issues relevant to the automotive industry.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
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Learning to Live with COVID-19: Ontario Releases Amendments Setting Out New Requirements as of January 31, 2022

The Government of Ontario has released the latest amendments to O. Reg 364/20, setting out new requirements for employers as of January 31, 2022.

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Jan 28, 2022
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Does the New Omicron Variant Have You Rethinking Your Return To Office Policies?

Many companies have put forth plans for a gradual re-entry into the office, however current circumstances are proving to be a challenge in this evolving landscape.

Join McMillan’s Employment and Labour experts on Tuesday, January 11th, for a panel discussion as they address your questions and concerns about policies, protocols, obligations and other considerations as you evaluate your RTO strategy.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Bill 64: A Checklist to Help Businesses Comply with Modern Privacy Requirements in Québec

The new changes to Quebec's privacy legislation usher in the modern era of privacy laws. This checklist establishes priorities and timelines for companies.

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Dec 1, 2021
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McMillan’s Annual Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Webinar

Our lawyers will provide an overview of important case law developments, regulatory guidance, upcoming statutory changes, and hot topics in Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Addressing Unique Challenges Faced by Federally Regulated Employers

Federally regulated employers have had to adapt to a number of legal changes and challenges in recent years. This virtual workshop will focus on how to address some of the unique challenges faced by federally regulated employers.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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Closing the Gap: New Proactive Pay Equity Rules for Federally Regulated Employers

Guidance on employers' obligations under the new federal Pay Equity Act and its associated regulations, expected to take effect in late 2021.

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Apr 27, 2021
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Ontario Court of Appeal Reviews Necessary Elements to Claim Against Corporate Directors in the Context of a Wrongful Termination Action

Guidance on the various circumstances in which corporate directors can become personally liable for unpaid wages and vacation pay in wrongful dismissal cases.

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Mar 9, 2021
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Opines on Federal Termination Obligations

Review of a federal employer's obligations when terminating an employee under the Canada Labour Code and how
to enforce contractual termination clauses.

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Dec 29, 2020
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McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.

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November 10, 2020 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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Federal Government Amends Canada Labour Code in Response to COVID-19

The Government of Canada has proposed amendments to the leave provisions in the Canada Labour Code and three new benefits for employees in response toCOVID-19.

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Oct 7, 2020
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Ontario Court of Appeal Comments on Service and Notice Calculation in the Context of an Asset Purchase Transaction

The Ontario Court of Appeal has provided helpful guidance for employers considering their obligations to longer-term employees after a business transaction.

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Aug 5, 2020
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New Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Rules for Federally-Regulated Employers

The Government of Canada has published significant changes to the workplace harassment and violence provisions of the Canada Labour Code.

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Jun 28, 2020
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COVID-19 – Employer Considerations & Planning for Work Disruption

Help for businesses to identify issues & suggest risk mitigation steps regarding the COVID-19 outbreak & the potential for economic & operational disruption

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Mar 11, 2020
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Stop the Spread: What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Workplace

As Canada confirms its first cases of the Coronavirus, we remind employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

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Jan 29, 2020