Stikeman Elliott LLP

Employment & Labour Department

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What the team is known for Full-service firm with a solid bench of employment experts servicing an impressive list of domestic and multinational clients. Has worked on significant mandates for well-known names in the food production, consumer products and e-commerce sectors. Advises on a broad range of employment litigation, including workplace disputes and wrongful terminations. Also advises on the employment aspects of M&A.

Strengths One client enthused: "They really feel like they're a member of our team. We rely on them pretty heavily and they understand our culture and approach."

Work highlights Continues to advise FCA Canada on employment litigation ranging from wrongful dismissal to disability benefit disputes.

Notable practitioners

Kathleen Chevalier
is a well-respected up-and-coming lawyer who is highly adept at advising national and international clients on a wide range of strategic employment matters, as well as HR matters and employment litigation. One client lauded: "I can't speak highly enough of her - the service she has provided has been nothing short of exceptional."

Lorna Cuthbert
is a well-established practitioner who is prominent in advising major national clients on labour and employment aspects of corporate transactions. She is particularly skilled in advising international companies entering and establishing themselves in Canada. One client elaborated: "She provides very sharp, practical advice. She's had some creative ideas that have worked out quite well."

Nancy Ramalho
is well respected for advising clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. She also excels in employment matters ranging from terminations to human rights cases.