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Jackie VanDerMeulen Toronto Lawyer

Jackie VanDerMeulen

Partner Fasken
Managing the modern workplace requires more than just legal knowledge; it requires innovative, practical and strategic advice to ensure success.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto

Jackie VanDerMeulen practices all aspects of labour and employment law. She is a skilled advocate who regularly represents employers in labour arbitrations, interest arbitrations, federal and provincial labour board matters, human rights proceedings, employment litigation and applications for judicial review.

Jackie works with employers across a variety of sectors to address complex labour issues, including:

  • Regularly representing hospital, telecommunications, education and transportation sector employers in labour arbitration and board proceedings
  • Representing Canada Post in an 18-month long interest arbitration with its largest union
  • Appearing in various judicial review proceedings before the Federal Court, the Ontario Divisional Court and the B.C. Supreme Court

Jackie also provides employers with strategic advice, including on labour negotiations, corporate transactions, workplace policies and law reform.  Jackie is recognized by Lexpert in the category of Workplace Human Rights and has developed particular expertise in accessibility legislation and pay equity.  She frequently assists federally and provincially regulated employers with their accessibility and pay equity programs, including any resulting litigation. 

Jackie distinguished herself while studying at both McGill University and the University of Toronto and was awarded the prize for the highest standing in undergraduate economics. Jackie is a dedicated mentor for students in the LAWS program, which aims to support, guide and motivate high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education.

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  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Economics and International Development, with Great Distinction McGill University

Community involvement

  • Mentor, Junior Achievement (2010 - 2011)
  • Mentor, Law Action Within Schools (2015 - Present)
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Student Mentor (2011 – Present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Speaker Leave and Benefit Provisions: Budgeting the High Cost of Change The Canada Labour Code. Meet the Demands of Complex New Legislation
Speaker Common Pitfalls in Drafting Commercial Agreements Fasken Toronto Mini-Symposium 2018 location location Toronto, ON
Workplace Investigations Training Client Seminar

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