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employment and human rights lawyer in Montreal- Erik Sabbatini - Fasken

Érik Sabbatini

Partner Fasken
Good lawyers solve problems. The best lawyers prevent them.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1993
Language(s) French, English, Italian
Office(s) Montréal

Érik is passionate about his practice and works at being a partner with clients.  He specializes in labour and employment law.  He offers preventive and strategic advice to clients, who come from a multitude of sectors, and represents them before specialized administrative tribunals and the superior courts.


Érik has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his area of practice by The Best Lawyers in Canada.  The companies he serves benefit from his practicality, consideration and pro-active ideas, often from the very beginning of a dispute.  Over the years, he has relied on these qualities to develop effective solutions to avoid lengthy and costly litigation.


Érik initially developed leading expertise in occupational health and safety and attendance management.  He lectured on occupational health and safety for several years at the Polytechnique Montréal and the Collège de Lévis.


His experience is welcomed during collective bargaining, crisis management or when advising managers.  His practice covers issues related to dismissals, collective agreements, psychological harassment, human rights, labour standards and individual employment contracts. He provides effective solutions during reorganizations, sub-contracts and other corporate transactions.


He is a well-known speaker and delivers a myriad of customized seminars to business managers.

  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2020
  • Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 to 2019
The Best Lawyers in Canada Named in Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized in Labour and Employment Law
2017 to 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized in the area of Labour relations


  • LLB Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Lecturer for 10 years, Montréal's École Polytechnique and Collège de Lévis, Centre de formation continue, Course GU101, Dispositions législatives appliquées.
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Lock Danseurs inc. (LaLaLa Human Steps dance company).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Montréal Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et relations industrielles (CRIA)

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