Katherine Pollock is the Chair of the Firm’s Partnership Board. In her law practice, Katherine advises and represents employers in labour, employment, and human rights matters. Regularly appearing before Federal and Provincial administrative tribunals and the civil courts, Katherine assists clients with wrongful dismissals, human rights, workers' compensation and employment standards issues. She is frequently retained to conduct highly sensitive investigations.
A skilled trainer of employees on all aspects of employment and human rights, Katherine also arbitrates cases before interest arbitrators and in connection with private, rights-based arbitrations.
Katherine is the chair of the Board’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She was a member of the 2021 Equity Advisory Group Selection Committee for the LSO. She was a judge for CAMSC’s annual awards. She is the founder of Fasken’s Pride Network.
Katherine is frequently asked to participate in panel discussions such as: a January 2021 presentation for the IADC on “How to Retain Diverse Talent”; a Clubhouse chat in March 2021 on “The Changing Workplace’; providing opening remarks in March 2021 at the annual CWC conference; giving a talk on diversity and inclusion with DRI International in May 2021; moderating a discussion in May 2021 on “Mental Health and the Legal Profession”; and in June 2021, sitting on a WPO cross border panel on “The Pandemic Employment Law Update”.
Recent experience includes:
- Conducting high impact, sensitive workplace investigations
- Negotiating favourable collective agreements with a number of trade unions
- Providing strategic advice to employers on transferring employees to Canada on a permanent or temporary basis
- Providing solicitor's advice on employment and labour issues in the context of sales of businesses, whether asset purchase or share purchase
- Representing employers in courts and human rights tribunals on claims arising out of the complexities of the employment relationship
- Overseeing the training of thousands of employees in "Respect in the Workplace" sessions