Alix Herber has a practice that focuses on advising and representing employers in labour, employment, and human rights matters. She offers practical advice to employers on a wide array of issues including, labour relations, performance and discipline management, employee terminations, wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards, and human rights. In particular, Alix enjoys working with her clients to provide them with strategic advice on various matters including collective agreement interpretation and collective bargaining, union organizational campaigns, company restructurings, employment agreements, and the duty to accommodate. 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 has 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 and the administration of approximately 50 collective agreements, leading negotiations in bargaining a number of them.
Alix is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to employment, labour relations and human rights area. She is also Co-Chair of the Ontario Women’s Network at the firm.
Alix first joined the firm in 2001 as an associate in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group.
- 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
- Co-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