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Richard Lacoursière Associé/Partner Montréal

Richard Lacoursière

Partner Fasken
In labour relations, one of the keys to a successful negotiation is to identify the priority issues and anticipate the differences between the employer and its employees.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1977
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal

Richard Lacoursière specializes in labour law. He represents companies from every sector of economic activity, in particular commerce, education, food services, transportation and product processing.

Richard focuses on the areas of certification, collective bargaining and grievance arbitration. His field of expertise also includes individual contracts of employment, non-competition and confidentiality, executive lay-offs, anti-scab investigations, training and personnel management policies, and motions relating to successor companies.

Richard appears before the courts on behalf of companies dealing with labour disputes, in particular in relation to complaints for wrongful dismissal or dismissal without cause and extraordinary remedies, such as injunctions. 

In addition to being an industrial relations and occupational health and safety consultant, Richard represents a number of boroughs and municipalities and acts as chief spokesperson during negotiations, mediation or arbitration to renew collective agreements.

  • Recognized as one of Canada's best Labour and Employment Law lawyers by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2010 to 2022
  • Recognized in the area of Labour Relations by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 to 2020
2019 to 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized in the area of Labour Relations by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive guide of legal talent in Canada
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  • LLB Université de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

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