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Karine  Fournier

Karine Fournier

Partner | CIRC Fasken
Legal advisors play a decisive role in the world of labour relations in order to prevent, manage and settle disputes.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2004
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal

Karine Fournier specializes in labour, employment and human rights law. Karine often pleads before the different courts and also plays a key advisory role during certification applications and collective bargaining.  She is recognized for her practical approach and strategic advice.


Clients seek Karine's advice even before a dispute arises to help them manage human resources and labour relations on a daily basis. In her practice, Karine has advised many unionized and non-unionized clients in the retail, facility maintenance and various manufacturing industries.

Karine shares her experience acquired from her numerous years of experience by delivering seminars on subjects such as managing disciplinary and administrative measures, the use of social media in the workplace and psychological harassment investigations.

Karine has also developed specific expertise in human rights, more specifically related to the rights of non-smokers affected by second-hand smoke entering their homes. In this respect, she has advised and represented numerous parties concerned about the health risks or who have suffered a real injury after being exposing to second-hand smoke in their home, including rental building owners, co-owners, condominium associations and tenants. She is also recognized for having obtained the first injunction prohibiting a co-owner from smoking in his unit.

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  • BCL McGill University
  • LLB McGill University
  • BSc, Industrial Relations Université de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec
Visas and employment contracts Co-speaker, Journées d’études fiscales 2013 –Mobilité des employés à l’étranger, organized by the Canadian Tax Foundation location location Montréal McGill University
Protecting Personal Information When Hiring Conference on privacy and information protection
Clauses restrictives d'emploi et obligations de confidentialité et de non-concurrence : la jurisprudence évolue Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec, 2007 ORHRI Convention

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