Kim Pepper, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, advises and represents clients on a wide variety of labour and employment issues. Kim works with employers in the public and private sectors as well as employers in the not-for-profit sector to assist them in effectively managing all aspects of their human resources.
Kim regularly advises clients on matters including the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and executive contracts, attendance and performance management, collective agreement administration, human rights and accommodation and discipline and dismissal.
Kim has successfully represented clients in various civil and administrative proceedings including labour (rights) arbitrations, civil actions for wrongful dismissals, employment standards proceedings, applications before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Commission and unjust dismissal proceedings under the Canada Labour Code.
Kim brings a practical and client-focused approach to her advice and representation. She understands that issues and decisions relating to employees need to be informed by the organization’s vision and values and always with a view to achieving an outcome which balances cost, risk and strategic objectives.
Memberships & Affiliations
Human Resources Research Institute – Member of the Board of Directors
Human Resources Professionals Association – Chair of the Appeals Committee
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Civil Litigation, Constitution & Civil Liberties, and Labour & Employment Law sections)
Select Publications & Presentations
“Leading Practices for Modern Workplaces” HRPA 2019 HR Law Conference (October 17, 2019)
“Accommodating Family Status Obligations” Third Annual Human Rights Summit, Law Society of Ontario (December 10, 2014)
“Ethical Issues in Employment Law” Law Society of Ontario (November 29, 2011)
“Civility in Employment Law” Employment Law Summit, Law Society of Ontario (October 27, 2011)
University of Victoria, LL.B.
University of Alberta, B.Com.