Leanne Fisher is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. Leanne advises public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment-related issues, including collective bargaining negotiations, rights arbitrations, human rights issues, wrongful dismissal matters, harassment and whistle-blowing complaints and AODA compliance issues.
Leanne appears as counsel before various administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and boards of labour arbitration. She also appears as counsel in litigation matters and has appeared in various levels of court, across the country, including courts of appeal.
Leanne is a member of the firm’s Human Rights, Privacy, Social Services and Municipal practice groups.
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law Section)
Ontario Human Resources Professionals Association, Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“AMO Annual Conference” Association of Municipalities of Ontario (August 21, 2018)
“Major Caselaw and Legislative Update: Undue hardship, genetic discrimination, family status accommodation and more” Lancaster House 2017 Ottawa Human Rights and Labour Law Conference (November 9, 2017)
“Annual Update on Municipal Labour Relations” AMO Annual Conference (August 14, 2017)
“New Duties within the Duty to Accommodate” HR Update Magazine (June 2015)
“Accommodation Obligations Under the AODA” Ontario Bar Association Labour and Employment Newsletter (April 2015)
“Accessibility Law and the AODA” HR Update Magazine (Spring 2011)
University of Ottawa, LL.B.
Carleton University, Honours B.A.