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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

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


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 by Marie-Eve Jean (8 Posts)

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

Mar 9, 2021

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

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Opines on Federal Termination Obligations

Dec 29, 2020

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

McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

Nov 10, 2020

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

Federal Government Amends Canada Labour Code in Response to COVID-19

Oct 7, 2020

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.

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

Aug 5, 2020

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

New Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Rules for Federally-Regulated Employers

Jun 28, 2020

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

COVID-19 – Employer Considerations & Planning for Work Disruption

Mar 11, 2020

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

Stop the Spread: What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Workplace

Jan 29, 2020

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