Jennifer’s practice is focused in the areas of labour and employment, human rights and occupational health and safety. She represents employers across a range of sectors with respect to general employment matters, workplace safety, best practices, policy development, employment contracts, terminations, workplace investigations and compliance with legislation. In an increasingly digital world, Jennifer has gained experience advising companies with completely or partially remote workforces, advising on effective employee management strategies. She has appeared before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Nova Scotia Labour Board, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and small claims court.
Jennifer also has experience providing advice in the area of professional regulation. She takes an active interest in this area and sees it as a natural extension of her labour and employment practice.
Prior to joining McInnes Cooper, Jennifer’s practice encompassed both employer and employee representation. This experience provides her with a holistic view of the problems faced by employers, informing practical advice that considers the whole picture.
Jennifer is a member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. For a number of years, she has provided pro bono advice to individuals through reachAbility. Jennifer stays active while not in the office, playing soccer, travelling, doing yoga and golfing.