Marianne Plamondon

MBA, CHRP
Partner
Key practice areas
Labour and Employment Law, Labour Relations, Strategic HR Advice, Human Rights and Discrimination, Federal Labour and Employment Law
Québec Bar 2004

Marianne Plamondon, MBA, CHRP, focuses her practice on labour and employment law, particularly in the interpretation and application of collective agreements, occupational health and safety, psychological harassment, privacy, pay equity, employment insurance and human rights and freedoms. She frequently handles files involving individual and collective employment and labour relations, as well as unjust dismissal disputes. She also has extensive experience before the civil courts, particularly with respect to non-compete clauses in employment contracts and employees’ duty of loyalty.

The media often solicit Marianne’s expert input on news items involving labour and employment law issues.

She also takes active part in the firm’s internal management and sits on its Board of Directors.

  • Chambers Canada – Employment & Labour, 2021-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Employment Law, 2019-2020 and 2022-2024
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40, 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada:
    • Future Star, 2018-2024
    • 40 & Under List, 2018-2019
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Labour and Employment, 2022-2024
  • Ambassador, 50th anniversary of the HEC Montréal MBA, 2019
  • Young Bar of Montréal Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Tomorrow’s Leaders, Civil and Commercial Litigation Category
  • Winner of the Relève d’excellence award of the Réseau HEC Montréal, Young Professional category, 2011
  • Award of excellence from HEC Montréal, 2008-2010
  • McGill University:
    • Law Students’ Association award to graduating students for their contribution to the Faculty, 2003
    • Claxton Award for the highest standing in civil law, 2002
    • James McGill Award for ranking in the top 5% of the Law Faculty, 2002
    • Dean’s Honour List, 2001-2002
    • Principal’s Student-Athlete Honour Roll, 2000

Professional associations

  • Québec Advisory Committee on Labour and Workforce, Member of the sub-committee on the Tribunal administratif du travail, since 2019
  • Partners Advisory Committee under the Pay Equity Act, Member appointed by the Minister of Labour, since 2016
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member, since 2004
  • Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals:
    • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), since 2010
    • Chair of the Board of Directors, 2017-2019
    • Chair of the HR Committee, 2017-2019
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the CHRP Order’s Foundation, 2017-2019
    • Member of the Board of Directors, 2013-2019
    • Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee, 2015-2017
    • Chair of the Estates General Committee, 2007-2009

Teaching engagements

  • HEC Montréal, Sessional Lecturer on Labour Relations, March 2011
  • McGill University, Sessional Lecturer on Labour Law, Fall 2020

Social involvement

  • Ski Québec Alpin:
    • Chair of the Board of Directors, since 2020
    • Member of the Board of Directors, since 2018
  • Institut du Québec, Member of the Board of Directors, 2020-2023
  • HEC Network
  • Mont-Royal Parents Association Inc. (APMR), Member of the Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • Place Ville Marie Childcare Centre (CPE), Member of the Board of Directors, 2011- 2013
  • Collège Notre-Dame Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors, 2008-2011
  • Co-speaker: La gestion de la discipline et de la performance dans la nouvelle réalité du travail [Managing discipline and performance in the new reality of work], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, September 19, 2023. 
  • Co-speaker: Loi sur l’encadrement du travail des enfants : les nouveaux devoirs des employeurs [An Act respecting the regulation of work by children: New duties for employers], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, July 11, 2023.
  • Speaker: Loi sur l’encadrement du travail des enfants – ce que vous devez savoir pour vous y conformer [An Act respecting the regulation of work by children: What you need to know to comply], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, June 19, 2023.
  • Speaker: La gestion de la discipline et de la performance dans la nouvelle réalité du travail [Managing discipline and performance in the new reality of work], Langlois Knowledge, June 6, 2023.
  • Panelist: Droits des handicapés, ce que les employeurs doivent savoir [Rights of the disabled, what employers need to know], as part of the event DuoEmploi : une rencontre entre les entreprises et les personnes handicapées, organized by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale in collaboration with the Regroupement des organismes spécialisés pour l’emploi des personnes handicapées and the Conseil du patronat du Québec, webinar, April 25, 2023.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux de la déconnexion au travail [The challenges of disconnection at work], organized by the Québec Bar, webinar, February 13, 2023.
  • Speaker: Être entrepreneur.e [Being an entrepreneur], Académie Langlois, Montréal, February 2, 2023.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux juridiques de la nouvelle réalité au travail [The legal challenges of the new reality at work], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, January 24, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: Les enjeux de la nouvelle réalité du travail [The legal challenges of the new reality at work], Ville de Montréal, November 1, 2022.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux de la déconnexion [The challenges of disconnection], as part of the Rendez-vous SOQUIJ, webinar, September 29, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: La gestion de l’absentéisme et les réflexes à maîtriser [Managing absenteeism and the reflexes you need to master], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, September 21, 2022.
  • Panelist: Être ou ne pas être au bureau, telle est la question? [To be or not to be in the office, that is the question], as part of the event Futur du travail hybride : espaces, gestion, culture, comment réussir sa transition?, Formations Infopresse, Montréal, September 21,  2022.
  • Co-speaker: L’absentéisme [Absenteeism], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, March 29 and 30, 2022.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux juridiques actuels de la COVID-19 en milieu de travail : télétravail, vaccination et accommodements [Current legal issues for COVID-19 in the workplace: Teleworking, vaccination and accommodations], organized by the Québec Bar, February 2, 2022.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux juridiques actuels de la COVID-19 en milieu de travail : télétravail, vaccination et accommodements [Current legal issues for COVID-19 in the workplace: Teleworking, vaccination and accommodations], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, January 27, 2022.
  • Speaker: Vaccination – Gestion des enjeux juridiques [Vaccination – Managing legal issues], organized by the Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ), October 20, 2021.
  • Speaker: Vaccination – Gestion des enjeux juridiques [Vaccination – Managing legal issues], as part of the event Carrefour RH, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, webinar, September 1, 2021.
  • Panelist: Fin du télétravail obligatoire! Êtes-vous prêts? [The end of compulsory teleworking! Are you ready?], organized by the Conseil du patronat du Québec, June 18, 2021.
  • Speaker: Les nouveaux enjeux de la vaccination en milieu de travail [The new challenges of vaccination in the workplace], organized by the Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ), June 15, 2021.
  • Speaker: La vaccination et la fin du télétravail obligatoire dans le cadre du plan de déconfinement [Vaccination and the end of compulsory teleworking as part of the deconfinment plan], Réseau RH TransformAction, June 4, 2021.
  • Speaker: Êtes-vous prêts à faire face aux nouveaux enjeux de la vaccination en milieu de travail? [Are you ready to face the new challenges of workplace vaccination?], Association québécoise des administrateurs juridiques (AQAJ), May 26, 2021.
  • Speaker: Êtes-vous prêts à faire face aux nouveaux enjeux de la vaccination en milieu de travail? [Are you ready to face the new challenges of workplace vaccination?], Langlois Knowledge, March 30, 2021.
  • Speaker: La vaccination : ce que doivent savoir l’employeur et l’employé [Vaccination: what employers and employees need to know], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, webinar, March 10, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Les enjeux du télétravail : comment les surmonter [Impacts and solutions to the challenges of a remote workforce], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, February 18, 2021.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux du retour au travail en temps de pandémie : les réponses à vos questions [The challenges of returning to work during a pandemic: Answers to your questions], Corporation de développement économique de la MRC de Joliette, May 6, 2020.
  • Speaker: La légalisation du cannabis, un an plus tard : impacts significatifs ou « bogue de l’an 2018 »? [Cannabis legalization, one year on: Significant impacts or "bug of 2018"?], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, webinar, November 18, 2019.
  • Speaker: Bonnes pratiques dans le cadre de l’entrevue pour favoriser la diversité [Good interview practices to promote diversity], Forum CPMT, October 29, 2019.
  • Speaker: Jonglons avec certains concepts juridiques! [Let's juggle some legal concepts!], Marie-Clarac, October 22, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Les enjeux de la légalisation du cannabis en milieu de travail : où en sommes-nous? [What Are the Challenges of the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace?], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, October 17, 2019.
  • Speaker: Modernisation du Code canadien du travail : survol des principales modifications [Modernizing the Canada Labour Code: an overview of the main changes], lunch & learn Via Rail, June 19, 2019.
  • Speaker: La civilité, le harcèlement psychologique et la gestion des plaintes en milieu de travail [Civility, psychological harassment and complaint management in the workplace], Bitumar, June 18, 2019.
  • Speaker: Les enjeux du télétravail pour les employeurs : comment les surmonter? [The challenges of teleworking for employers: how to overcome them?], Voyagez Futé, June 6, 2019.
  • Speaker: Prévention du harcèlement et des abus : la politique de Ski Québec Alpin [Preventing harassment and abuse: Ski Québec Alpin's policy], Ski Québec Alpin, June 1, 2019.
  • Speaker: Les musts de l’actualité en gestion des ressources humaines : MeToo, Cannabis et déconnexion [HR news highlights: MeToo, Cannabis and disconnection], as part of the Congrès matinées Lanaudoises, Joliette, May 22, 2019.
  • Speaker: L’absentéisme : défi de gestion; Loi C-21 : prévenir la responsabilité des administrateurs; and Le droit de refus [Absenteeism: A management challenge; Bill C-21: Preventing directors’ liability; and The right of refusal], Produits Kruger SEC, May 15, 2019.
  • Speaker: Faisons le point sur les ententes de fin d’emploi [An update on end-of-employment agreements], Développements récents en droit de la non-concurrence, organized by the Québec Bar, May 10, 2019.
  • Speaker: Défi de la tolérance zéro en matière d’harcèlement [Zero-tolerance harassment challenge], Conférence des arbitres, April 27, 2019.
  • Panelist: L’après #moiaussi : perspectives de changement social [After #meoo: Perspectives for social change], as part of the Rencontres Maîtres chez vous, 14th Edition, organized by Force jeunesse, April 6, 2019.
  • Speaker: Le droit à la déconnexion : où en sommes-nous? [The right to disconnect: where do we stand?], Conférence Legal IT, Montréal, March 22, 2019.
  • Speaker: La légalisation du cannabis : l’impact sur le milieu de travail [Cannabis legalization: the impact on the workplace], as part of the Grands rendez-vous de la formation, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, February 14, 2019, and Québec City, March 14, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Que faire lorsque c’est l’employé difficile qui se plaint de harcèlement? [What to do when it's the difficult employee who complains of harassment?], as part of the Colloque sur le droit du travail et de l’emploi : Composer avec des personnalités atypiques, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, February 26, 2019.
  • Speaker: La légalisation du cannabis : l’impact sur le milieu de travail [Cannabis legalization: the impact on the workplace], Saputo, February 25, 2019.
  • Speaker: Notion de civilité dans les rapports entre syndicats et patrons : l’après #metoo [Notion of civility in relations between unions and bosses: the aftermath of #metoo], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, February 5, 2019.
  • Speaker: The obligations of boards of directors and officers in an Era of zero tolerance for harassment: Legal and reputational risks, Social Science Week, Dawson College, February 5, 2019.
  • Speaker: Politiques et règlementation entourant la consommation de cannabis au travail [Policies and regulations governing cannabis use in the workplace], organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, October 2, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Lors du départ d’un employé-clé : quels sont les bons réflexes à avoir? [When a key employee leaves: what are the right reflexes to have?], as part of the Colloque de droit du travail et de l’emploi : Au rythme de la technologie, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, May 16, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Comment gérer les plaintes de harcèlement? [How to Manage Harassment Complaints], as part of the insurance in employment workshop series, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, April 25, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Défi de la tolérance zéro en matière de harcèlement [The Zero-Tolerance Challenge for Harassment], as part of the labour and employment law workshop series, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, April 24, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Développements récents en non-concurrence et obligation de loyauté [Recent developments in non-competition and duty of loyalty obligations], as part of the labour and employment law workshop series, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, February 20, 2018.
  • Co-speaker:  Les obligations du conseil d’administration et des dirigeants à l’ère de la tolérance zéro en matière de harcèlement : risques légaux et réputationnels [The obligations of directors and officers in the era of zero tolerance for harassment: Legal risks and reputational issues], Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, February 13, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Gestion des employés vieillissants [Managing aging employees], professional development program, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, October 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Développez votre marque personnelle! [Develop your personal brand!], networking conference organized by Profession'ELLE, Montréal, July 12, 2018.
  • Speaker: La gestion d'une fin d'emploi : comment réussir? [Managing termination of employment: How to get it right?], Congrès des Matinées Lanaudoises, Joliette, May 17, 2017.
  • Speaker: Les nouvelles tendances de la jurisprudence en matière de clauses restrictives : quelles sont les leçons à retenir? [New trends in restrictive covenant case law: What lessons can be learned?], Développements récents en droit de la non-concurrence, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, May 5, 2017.
  • Speaker: Les examens médicaux préembauche : faisons le point [Pre-hiring medical examinations: an update], Développements récents en droit du travail, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, March 31, 2017.
  • Co-speaker: Économie, marché du travail et enjeux RT [The economy, the labour market and labour relations issues], as part of the Rendez-vous Relations du travail, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, January 26, 2017.
  • Speaker: Les clauses restrictives d’emploi et de commerce [Restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts], presentation to the legal department of SNC-Lavalin, December 2, 2016.
  • Co-speaker: Les enjeux légaux relatifs à l’acquisition et la mise en œuvre de la norme ITAR [Legal issues inherent in registering for and implementing ITAR standards], conference organized by Aéro Montréal, November 15, 2016.
  • Speaker: Les clauses restrictives en emploi : conseils pratiques et stratégiques [Restrictive employment covenants: practical and strategic advice], lunch and learn session organized by the Young Bar of Montréal, March 30, 2016.
  • Speaker: La concurrence et loyauté : défis majeurs à l’horizon [Competition and loyalty: major challenges on the horizon], lunch and learn session organized by the Association québécoise des administrateurs juridiques, February 23, 2016.
  • Speaker: Comparaisons entre le Québec et l’Ontario [Comparisons between Québec and Ontario], conference organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, October 27, 2015.
  • Speaker: Imaginer… les défis de demain en matière de concurrence et de loyauté [Imagine… tomorrow’s challenges involving competition and loyalty], annual convention of the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Québec City, October 6-7, 2015.
  • Panelist: Le top 10 des meilleures décisions en institutions financières [The top 10 best decisions for financial institutions], roundtable discussion with HR managers of financial institutions, Montréal, June 12, 2015.
  • Speaker: Le contenu du contrat de travail, La rédaction des clauses restrictives d’emploi : les meilleures pratiques et les pièges à éviter; La gestion stratégique de la fin d’emploi d’un employé-clé; and Les manquements à l’obligation de loyauté et de confidentialité : comment se protéger [The content of an employment contract; Drafting restrictive employment covenants: the best practices, and pitfalls to avoid; Strategically managing termination of employment of a key employee; and Breaches of the duties of loyalty and confidentiality: how to protect against them], Terrebonne, June 5, 2015.
  • Speaker: L’obligation d’accommodement : les cas particuliers de la conciliation travail-famille et la dépendance à l’alcool et aux drogues [Duty to accommodate: the specific cases of work-family balance and alcohol and drug dependency], organized by the Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en transformation alimentaire, Drummondville, May 28, 2015.
  • Co-speaker: Les aspects légaux de la gestion des Ressources humaines en Aéronautique [The legal aspects of human resources management in the aerospace industry], conference organized by Aéro Montréal, Montréal, February 3, 2015.
  • Speaker: Le harcèlement et la violence en milieu de travail : ce que vous devez savoir [Harassment and violence in the workplace: What you need to know], presentation to Laurentian Bank of Canada, October 17, 2014.
  • Speaker: L’absentéisme : ça se gère!; La gestion des renseignements personnels dans le cadre de l’embauche; Le congédiement administratif ou disciplinaire en droit québécois; and Les politiques : drogue et alcool [Absenteeism can be managed!; Managing personal information during the hiring process; Administrative and disciplinary dismissals in Quebec law; and Drug and alcohol policies], Terrebonne, May 27 and June 3, 2014.
  • Speaker: L’obligation de loyauté s’effrite : quelles protections reste-t-il à l’employeur? [The duty of loyalty is frittering away: What protections are left for employers?], Développements récents en droit du travail, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, April 11, 2014.
  • Speaker: La gestion des cas difficiles [Managing difficult cases], Human resources symposium in Terrebonne, October 23, 2013.
  • Speaker: La gestion de l’absentéisme [Managing absenteeism], presentation to Bitumar Managers, June 14, 2013.
  • Speaker: L’obligation d’accommodement s’étend-elle à la conciliation travail-famille? [Does the duty to accommodate extend to work-family balance?], organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, May 30, 2013.
  • Speaker: Obligation d’accommodement et la conciliation travail-famille [Duty to accommodate and work-family balance], Les Matinées Lanaudoises convention, May 15, 2013.
  • Speaker: Revue législative et jurisprudentielle 2012 en droit du travail [Review of 2012 labour law legislation and case law], CCH symposium, April 25, 2013.
  • Speaker: Embauche d’un employé lié par une clause de non-concurrence envers son ex-employeur : aiguisez vos réflexes! [Hiring an employee bound by a non-compete clause in favour of the previous employer: Sharpen your reflexes!], meeting of recruiters, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, April 15, 2013.
  • Speaker: La rédaction des clauses restrictives de commerce : quelles sont les meilleures pratiques à adopter et quels sont les pièges à éviter? [Drafting restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts: best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid?], lunch and learn session for the legal department of SNC-Lavalin, January 11, 2013.
  • Speaker: L’obligation d’accommodement et la conciliation travail-famille [The duty to accommodate and work-family balance], Insight conference, Montréal, October 29, 2012.
  • Moderator: La rédaction des clauses de non-concurrence [Drafting non-compete clauses], round table at the annual convention of the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, October 5, 2012.
  • Speaker: La protection des avantages concurrentiels de l’entreprise dans le cadre de la fin d’emploi d’un employé-clé [Protecting a business’ competitive advantages when a key employee leaves], as part of the International human resources convention, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, October 4, 2012.
  • Speaker: L’implantation d’un processus d’évaluation de rendement : le cas pratique de Bitumar [Implementing a performance review process: The practical example of Bitumar], Rendez-vous des PME 2012, organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, June 4, 2012.
  • Speaker: La rédaction des clauses restrictives d’emploi et de commerce : quelles sont les meilleures pratiques à adopter et les pièges à éviter? [Drafting restrictive covenants in employment and commercial contexts: best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid], Développements récents sur la non-concurrence, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, June 10, 2011.
  • Speaker: Les développements récents en matière de non-concurrence en droit de l’emploi : quelles sont les leçons à tirer? [Recent developments in employment law regarding non-compete covenants], Développements récents sur la non-concurrence, organized by the Québec Bar, Montréal, November 6, 2009.
  • Speaker: Utilisation abusive d’Internet : une maladie ou une épidémie? [Abusive use of the Internet: A disease or an epidemic?], conference organized by the Order of Certified Human Resources Professionals, Montréal, February 19, 2008.

MBA, HEC Montréal, 2010

B.C.L./LL.B., cum laude, McGill University, 2003