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Year of Call: Ontario, 2004
Kathryn Meehan is an employment and labour lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She represents clients before the courts and administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Kathryn practises in all areas of labour and employment law, advising a wide variety of employers in the public and private sectors. She works with clients to ensure best practices, delivers training and provides advice on a proactive basis before it becomes necessary to exercise her advocacy skills.
Kathryn graduated as the gold medalist from the LL.B. program at the University of Western Ontario and subsequently obtained her LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, England. Prior to joining Hicks Morley, she completed her Master of Industrial Relations at Queen’s University and subsequently worked and taught in the field of human resources. Kathryn spent her articling year as a clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Kathryn is very active in her community. She is a frequent speaker on human resources law. She has been a part-time faculty member at Fanshawe College, Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo in their human resources management programs.
Employment Law Human Rights Information, Data Security & Privacy Labour Relations Litigation Occupational Health Workplace Safety & Insurance
Colleges Financial Services Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Manufacturing Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Professional & Technical Services Social Services Technology Transportation & Warehousing
Awards & Recognition
Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (2004)
Awarded a full scholarship to obtain her Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2023)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Conestoga College – Member of the Program Advisory Curriculum Committee
Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario – Board of Directors, Grand Valley Chapter
Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario – Former Member of the HRPA Appeals Committee
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Waterloo Region Law Association – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
Panelist, “Ally is a Verb: Addressing Harassment and Discrimination” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Human Rights Committee: Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Webinars Series (February 15, 2022)
University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
University of Cambridge, LL.M.
Queen’s University, B.A., M.IR.