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Eveline Poirier
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(514) 397-2417
epoirier@stikeman.com




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Eveline Poirier
Montréal
Law Practice
Eveline Poirier is a partner with the Employment and Labour Group in the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott. Conducting litigation on a broad range of employment matters, Ms. Poirier has appeared before all levels of the Québec courts, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as before numerous administrative tribunals, including the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Québec Commission des relations du travail and the Commission des lésions professionnelles. Her expertise includes all aspects of individual and collective labour relations, dismissal cases, the application of non competition and other restrictive clauses in employment contracts, employee incentive programs, pension plan issues, occupational health and safety matters, and human rights complaints.

Ms. Poirier's expertise also includes the interpretation and application of collective agreements as well as arbitration and mediation of grievances. In addition to drafting employment contracts, employee policies, codes of ethics, confidentiality agreements, accommodation agreements, service and consulting contracts and secondment agreements, she advises on conditions of employment, individual rights and freedoms in the workplace, pay equity, privacy, occupational health and safety, employment insurance, use of the French language, and other legal and contractual obligations.

Ms. Poirier regularly assists employers in developing strategies, including accident response plans. As well, she has extensive experience in crisis management.

Ms. Poirier also acts as a specialist advisor on the employment aspects of various commercial transactions and provides employers with assistance relating to corporate reorganizations.

Ms. Poirier was recognized in the 2010 Lexpert's Rising Stars as one of the "40 Leading Lawyers Under 40" in Canada. She was also recognized as a Canadian "lawyer to watch" in Lexpert's 2011 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Professional Activities
Ms. Poirier is a member of the Québec Bar and of the Canadian Bar Association.

She has given seminars on a wide variety of employment law matters. She is a Gouverneur à la Fondation du Barreau du Québec. She is also a member of the office's Students & stagiaires Committee and the Gender Balance Initiative.

Education
University of Sherbrooke (LL.B., 1995) and University of Sherbrooke recipient of the Crochetière-Pétrin Award.

Bar Admission
Québec, 1996


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