Education

  • LLB, 1999
    University of Victoria
  • MA, 1995
    University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Hons), 1994
    University of Western Ontario

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Alix P. Herber

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Alix Herber is a partner in the Labour and Employment Law Group in Toronto. Alix’s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in labour, employment, and human rights matters and she has considerable experience in the retail, hospitality and healthcare industries. Alix enjoys working with her clients to provide them with strategic and practical advice to ensure legislative compliance and mitigate potential liability. She offers practical and solution oriented advice to union and non-union employers on a wide array of issues including, performance management, employee terminations, company restructurings, executive employment agreements, employment standards collective agreement interpretation, collective bargaining, union organizational campaigns and human rights. Working closely with her clients, she is also actively involved in auditing and drafting workplace policies as well as providing training for employees at all levels on issues such as harassment and discrimination.

Alix also spent several years as In-House Counsel of one of North America's largest food processing and distribution companies and as Senior Director of one of its major operating divisions. In those roles, she focused on operational labour relations, arbitrations, and the administration of approximately 50 collective agreements, leading negotiations in bargaining a number of them.

Alix is also Chair of the Ontario Women’s Network at the firm and in July 2017 was the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award for her ongoing contribution to promoting women in law.

Honours and Awards

  • Lexpert 2017 Zenith Award

Community Involvement

  • Past Member, Human Rights Watch Toronto Network, a subcommittee of Toronto Human Rights Watch Council
  • Past Board Member of Jessie's Centre for Teenagers, a multi-service resource for pregnant and parenting teenagers who are eighteen years old or younger, and their children. (2004-2005)
  • Past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for Opportunity for Advancement for three years. OFA is a not for profit United Way agency providing programs to women in disadvantaged life situations. (2001-2004)
  • Past Board Member, Margaret Frazer House,  providing support to women with mental illness

Membership/Affiliations

  • Chair, Ontario Women’s Network, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association - Employment and Labour Divisions
  • Member, Student Development Committee
  • Member, Women Presidents' Organization