Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto

Key practice areas
Occupational Health and Safety, Human Rights and Discrimination, Labour and Employment Law, Education Law, Strategic HR Advice
Québec Bar 2009

Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto has been acting on behalf of employers for many years in occupational health and safety, labour, employment, and education law matters. She is particularly interested in issues relating to employment injury prevention and compensation, health and safety system financing, and penal offences. Laurence also advises and represents clients in matters relating to human resources management, labour relations, individual employment contracts, labour standards and human rights.

She serves a clientele made up of public-sector employers such as educational and healthcare establishments and school service centres, as well as private-sector employers in a variety of sectors, including construction, manufacturing and agri-food. She is always available for her clients and places great importance on finding satisfactory, negotiated solutions for them.

Laurence regularly appears before the ordinary courts in civil and penal matters, as well as before specialized courts such as the Administrative Labour Tribunal.

She practises law in French and English.

Occupational health and safety

  • Laurence represents and advises public and private employers in managing employment injury files. She has handled several hundred cases since the start of her career.

Labour and employment law

  • She advises public- and private-sector employers at all stages of the employment relationship, from hiring to human resources management to termination. This includes performance management, discipline, employment contract drafting, termination procedures, and so on.

Education law

  • She assists school service centres and educational institutions in managing a variety of employee and student issues.
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:
    • Workers Compensation Law, 2022-2024
    • Occupational Health & Safety, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Workers’ Compensation Law, 2023
  • Québec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Member of the Health & Safety Committee, since 2024

LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2008

Minor, Communication Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2005