Laurie Jessome

Laurie Jessome* practises Employment Law and is Chair of the Advocacy Group. She provides advice to, and advocates on behalf of, employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employment agreements, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, discipline and dismissal issues, employment standards, and human rights complaints. She is also involved in workplace safety matters and workplace investigations. Laurie has represented clients before the provincial and federal human rights commissions, the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Employment Standards Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and in mediations and grievance arbitrations.

Laurie has authored articles on employment issues, which have appeared in prominent publications including Lexpert magazine, Workplace Magazine, HR Professional Magazine and Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine. She is co-author of The Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference and is also a regular contributor to, which follows current trends in Canadian employment law with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario employers.

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