Stéphane Fillion is the co-leader of the Labour, Employment & Human Rights group, he is also the Chair of Fasken’s Quebec Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group. He practises in every area related to labour and employment law, be it collective or individual contracts of employment, human rights, labour standards, occupational health and safety, issues related to Pay Equity, the Charter of the French Language or other aspects.
Stéphane is praised for his expertise and reputation in the area. Stéphane is professional, extremely versatile and adapts to situations rapidly, always providing practical advice and strategies to allow clients to achieve their goals and objectives. Clients value his candour, and the respect that he transcends to business – not imposing, but rather providing guidance and ensuring his clients bests interests at all times.
When litigation is required, Stephane fiercely represents his clients before arbitrators, the Quebec Administrative Labour Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec, the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and more recently, the Supreme Court of Canada. Stéphane also has extensive experience with issues regarding pension and benefits.
Since the beginning of his practice, Stéphane has been representing several employers in the pharmaceutical sector, including medical devices. As such, he has an in-depth knowledge of the special issues that comes into play with employers who must not only comply with Labour and Employment legislation but also, the requirements imposed by Health Authorities such as Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration.
In addition to providing his clients with high quality day-to-day legal advice, Stéphane frequently delivers personalized training to clients on subjects such as managing disciplinary files, performance, absenteeism, psychological harassment, violence in the workplace, drug and alcohol in the workplace and many other topics.
Finally, Stéphane has been volunteering since 2016 as a director and officer of The Générations, a non-profit umbrella organization for the Tel-jeunes and LigneParents services. Générations’ work pivots around a broad mission: creating and offering high-quality social intervention and animation, accessible to all children, young people and parents in Quebec.