Education

  • BA (Hons), 1983
    University of Winnipeg
  • LLB, 1986
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

Katherine M. Pollock

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Katherine Pollock advises and represents employers in labour, employment, human rights and business related immigration matters. She is a popular and skilled trainer of employees on all aspects of employment and human rights. She regularly appears before Federal and Provincial administrative tribunals and the civil courts with respect to wrongful dismissals, human rights, workers' compensation and employment standards issues. She arbitrates cases before interest arbitrators and in connection with private, rights-based arbitrations. Katherine has been appointed to boards of arbitration from time to time. Katherine is the chair of the firm's National Steering Committee on Women's Issues; sits on the firm's Diversity Committee; and is the firm's Gender Diversity Officer pursuant to the Law Society's Justicia Project. She has recently been named a Women of Influence 2012 Canadian Diversity Champion. She was a featured panelist at the 4th Annual Advancement Summit: Women in Law held in Toronto on November 26, 2012.

Examples of Katherine's recent experience includes:

  • Negotiated favourable collective agreements with a number of trade unions, including the CAW, PSAC and the SIEU
  • Provided strategic advice to employers on transferring employees to Canada on a permanent or temporary basis
  • Provided solicitor's advice on employment and labour issues in the context of sales of businesses, whether asset purchase or share purchase
  • Represented employers in courts and human rights tribunals on claims arising out of the complexities of the employment relationship
  • Oversaw the training of over 1000 employees in "Respect in the Workplace" sessions

Community Involvement

  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors, ALS Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Human Rights and Governance Committees, ALS Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Outward Bound Canada

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association