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Alix Herber

Alix P. Herber

Partner Fasken
Inadequate investigation of employees’ discrimination and harassment complaints can expose employers to significant damages.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2001
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Alix Herber’s practice is focused on advising and representing employers in labour, employment and human rights matters. With considerable experience in the retail, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare industries, Alix provides clients with strategic and solution oriented advice, ensuring legislative compliance and mitigating potential liability.

Offering advice to union and non-union employers, Alix assists with all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, employment agreements, performance management, employee discipline and terminations, company restructurings, as well as collective agreement interpretation, collective bargaining and union organizational campaigns.

With active involvement in the drafting of workplace policies, Alix also provides harassment and discrimination training for employees at all levels. Alix prides herself on providing proactive advice to clients on human rights issues such as those relating to disability, family status and other prohibited grounds.  Alix regularly advises on or acts as external investigator in sexual harassment and other workplace investigations.

Previously working as In-House-Counsel for one of North America’s largest grocery retail and distribution companies, Alix also held the position of Senior Director of one of its major operating divisions. While there, she was involved in operational labour relations, arbitrations, and the administration of approximately 50 collective agreements, leading negotiations in bargaining on a number of them.

Chair of the firm’s Ontario Women’s Network, Alix was awarded Lexpert’s “Zenith Award” for her ongoing contribution to promoting women in law.

 

Rankings and Awards

  • Lexpert 2017 Zenith Award

 

  • Lexpert 2017 Zenith Award
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Education

  • LLB University of Victoria
  • MA University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Hons) University of Western Ontario

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

Memberships & 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
Speaker Breakfast at TIFF: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Screen Industry location location Toronto, ON TIFF Bell Lightbox
Speaker Conducting Effective Harassment Investigations Under The Human Rights Code And Ontario's New Bill 132 location location Toronto, ON
National Healthcare Labour and Employee Relations 2015 location location Toronto St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre

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