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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2

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Year of Call

Ontario 2003


LL.B., University of Toronto, 2002

B.A. (Hons), St. Francis Xavier University, 1999

Laurie Jessome

Laurie Jessome* practises Employment Law and is Chair of the Advocacy Group. She provides advice to, and advocates on behalf of, employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employment agreements, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, discipline and dismissal issues, employment standards, and human rights complaints. She is also involved in workplace safety matters and workplace investigations. Laurie has represented clients before the provincial and federal human rights commissions, the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Employment Standards Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and in mediations and grievance arbitrations.

Laurie has authored articles on employment issues, which have appeared in prominent publications including Lexpert magazine, Workplace Magazine, HR Professional Magazine and Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine. She is co-author of The Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference and is also a regular contributor to employerlawblog.ca, which follows current trends in Canadian employment law with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario employers.

client commentary

  • “Demonstrates ‘unbelievable thoroughness’ in her work with ‘excellent people skills.’” – Chambers Canada (Employment & Labour)

*denotes Professional Corporation

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Employment Law) (2018)
  • Chambers Canada (Employment)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
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