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 a particular specialty in accessibility legislation. She frequently speaks and writes about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Accessible Canada Act and similar legislation from other provinces.
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.