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Claire Vachon Ottawa Lawyer

Claire Vachon

Counsel Fasken
Have you given your pay equity plan all the attention it deserves? The law requires it be maintained once established.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1998 | Québec, 1995
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Toronto


Claire Vachon assists clients in all areas of labour and employment law in both official languages.  She is licensed to practice law in Québec and in Ontario. Claire is the former leader of Fasken’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights Practice Group.

For close to two decades, Claire’s work has been focused on the education sector. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of this sector’s legal and political environment, Claire has become a trusted advisor to many Ontario school boards and trustees associations in collective agreement negotiation, labour arbitration proceedings, human rights proceedings, and employment standards inquiries.

With experience in major pay equity litigation, Claire’s knowledge of the technical processes involved in achieving pay equity, such as job evaluation and regression analysis, allows her to bring highly focused, strategic advice to clients, in addition to sound legal advice. Whether assisting in audits or developing proactive monitoring mechanism, Claire ensures ongoing pay-equity compliance is achieved.

A seasoned speaker, Claire presents labour and employment issues in a dynamic manner and is frequently called to provide specialized in-house training, specifically tailored to clients’ needs.


  • Recognized in Labour and Employment Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 to 2024
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Labour Relations, Lexpert 2020
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Labour Relations and Employment Law, Lexpert 2019

Client Work

  • Kingspan Group PLC acquires Vicwest for US$350 million and immediately sells Vicwest’s Westeel Division for US$221.5 million to AG Growth International,

Career & Education


  • LLB Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Certificate, Public Relations Université de Montréal
  • BA, Translation Université Laval

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Association des juristes d'expression française de l’Ontario
  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)


Fasken Institute



Newsletter Collective bargaining in the education sector: The difficult implementation of a 2-tiered system Capital Perspectives
Article Family and professional responsibilities: When two worlds collide Capital Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

Minimizing Pay Equity Risks in M&A Transactions location location Toronto

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