Michael Babe

Michael Babe is a labour and employment lawyer with Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. He provides advice and representation to management in both the public and private sectors on a broad range of labour, employment and human rights matters. Michael has experience with wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints and labour disputes. Michael has appeared before…

Shauna Bartlett

hile in law school, Shauna worked with Solidarity Kingston and Pro Bono Students Canada to aid in the implementation of Access Without Fear policies in the city of Kingston.

Accommodation Training Workshop

There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE): 16th Annual Conference

Overview OHS Session: Deep in the Trenches: Practical Tips in Defending OHS Charges An action-packed panel built around one or more scenarios, this panel will provide you with: practical tips for defending OHS charges; guidance on how to establish due diligence; and best practices for documenting due diligence. Practice Corner 2.0: Tips For the Use…

Sexual Harassment Incident Response Workshop

Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?

Accommodation Training Workshop

There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?

Melissa A. Bastarache

Melissa practices in all areas of labour and employment law, where she provides advice and representation to employers on issues such as termination and wrongful dismissals, occupational safety, worker’s compensation, accommodation and human rights. Melissa also assists employers with drafting and reviewing employment contracts, workplace policies, and confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements.