Mélanie Desjardins

Lawyer - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2010
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Mélanie Desjardins is a lawyer at Langlois lawyers’ Quebec City office. She practises primarily in the area of labour and employment law.

Mélanie specializes in occupational health and safety matters pertaining to issues within the jurisdiction of the Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) as well as penal infractions prosecuted by the Quebec labour standards, equity and occupational, health and safety agency (CNESST) before the Court of Québec’s Criminal and Penal Division. In addition, she acts as employers’ attorney before grievance arbitration tribunals. She advises contractors and clients on all matters falling under the regulatory authorities of the construction industry, such as the Quebec Construction Commission and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ, the agency overseeing Quebec’s construction code).

Before joining Langlois lawyers, Mélanie practised in the legal department of the Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ). Prior to this, Mélanie practised at a prevention mutual, where she developed solid expertise with regard to occupational injury cases, involving compensation, rehabilitation and financing.

In recent years, she has taken a keen interest in psychological harassment cases, namely those which occur on construction sites. She also participates in the drafting and implementation of framework policies pertaining to prohibiting psychological harassment, as well as with matters relating to the use of drugs and alcohol.

Mélanie practises in both French and English.