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

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


  • “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 (11 Posts)

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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

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.

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.

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