Chris is a Partner in McInnes Cooper’s St. John’s office who practices exclusively labour and employment law. He advises corporate, government, institutional and non-profit entities on effectively managing their workforce, from pre-employment screening to maintaining a safe, healthy and respectful work environment, conducting workplace investigations, and imposing disciplinary measures. He also has considerable experience in accommodating disabilities, workplace privacy, human rights issues, union avoidance, and management of strikes and lockouts.
Chris believes in a close working relationship with clients, aimed at solving labour and employment problems creatively and avoiding adjudication wherever possible. Where adjudication is unavoidable, however, Chris has significant experience and a record of success representing employers in human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal suits, grievance arbitration, judicial review and labour board applications.
Chris is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, for which he is the past Chair of the Labour & Employment Law Section for the NL Branch.
LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2003)
B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (2000)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (2004)