Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Marie-Hélène Jetté, CHRP, a partner at Langlois Lawyers, has been representing and advising employers for over 25 years in the fields of labour and employment law, human rights and freedoms, and administrative law. Her skills are widely recognized in the industry, particularly in matters related to employment termination, psychological harassment, discrimination, labour standards and occupational health and safety.
Clients regularly call upon Marie-Hélène to advise on strategic questions regarding human capital management. Recognized for her practical approach and ability to mitigate risk, she advises clients on the sale or reorganization of their businesses.
Marie-Hélène has in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical, hospitality, arts, distribution and restaurant industries. She has participated in several negotiations as an employer’s representative and frequently intervenes before civil courts and specialized administrative tribunals.
Marie-Hélène is involved in her community and serves on various boards of directors. She heads Langlois’ Labour and Employment Law group, one of the largest teams in Quebec, with roughly thirty professionals. She also received the prestigious Benchmark Litigation award for Labour & Employment Litigator of the Year in Canada.
LL.B., University of Montréal, 1994
B.Sc., relations industrielles, University of Montréal, 1991
Rankings & Recognitions
- Chambers Canada 2022
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
- Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards 2021
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2021
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2021
- Chambers Canada 2021
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2020
- Chambers Canada 2020
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2019
The Legal 500 Canada: Labour and Employment (Canada), 2016
Areas of Practice
- 2021 – Quebec returns to remote work to combat the Omicron variant: what employers need to know
- 2021 – Time to vote: how employers can prepare for the upcoming federal election
- 2021 – Impacts of the new Pay Equity Act on the public service and federally regulated companies
- 2021 – Medical masks are now mandatory at all times in all Quebec workplaces
- 2021 – The third week of vacation and the amendments to the Act respecting labour standards: The end of a case law saga
- 2021 – Court of Appeal sets the record straight on constructive dismissal and employer immunity from employee lawsuits
- 2021 – Rapid screening tests for private-sector enterprises
- 2021 – COVID-19: the government is tightening restrictions; how will this impact employers?
- 2020 – Office spaces closing for the holiday season
- 2020 – The Coronavirus Charter of Commitment: have you signed?
- 2020 – Discrimination in hiring: what level of risk should an employer assume?
- 2020 – Return-to-work protocol: getting ready to resume
- 2020 – COVID-19 – April 28, 2020 update: gradual reopening of certain economic sectors
- 2020 – COVID-19: Quebec government offers financial assistance to certain workers affected by the pandemic
- 2020 – Coronavirus: an important update
- 2020 – The coronavirus case: preparing for the worst while hoping for the best
- 2019 – Office holiday parties without a hitch: suggestions to celebrate in a responsible manner
- 2019 – Good to know – pay equity obligations for employers
- 2019 – Time to Vote! How Employers Must Prepare for the Upcoming Federal Election.
- 2018 – Resignation Without Notice: The Court of Appeal Rules!
2019 ‒ “Resignation Without Notice: The Court of Appeal Rules!”, co-authored with Xavier Berwald-Grégoire, Employment and Labour Law Reporter, Volume 28, Number 11, LexisNexis Canada Inc., February 2019
2017 – Suncor takes another step towards random drug testing for employees in safety-sensitive positions
2017 – Implementation of drug and alcohol policies in safety-sensitive workplaces – breach of policy could be sufficient grounds for dismissal
2017 – Employment and Labour ‒ 2016 Year in Review
2016 – Holiday rules in Canada
2016 – August long weekend – Civic Holiday
2016 – Suncor wins this round in the battle over random drug testing, but the battle is not over
2016 – Employment and labour update
2015 – Ontario Labour Relations Board rules it does not have jurisdiction over medical marijuana workers
2015 – Ontario Superior Court offers some hope for employers defending a constructive dismissal claim
2015 – Ontario human rights tribunal awards unprecedented damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect
2015 – Pension plans and orphan clauses: the Quebec Court of Appeal issues its ruling
2015 – Economic Action Plan 2015 – employment and labour law
2015 – Supreme Court ushers in new era of constitutional protection for labour rights
2015 – “Workplace Violence”, Lexpert Magazine
2015 – “Gérer les avantages et les risques des TI”, La Presse
- 2020 – Marie-Hélène Jetté to speak about the impacts of cannabis legalization on the labour law practice
2016 – Seminar “Ten important decisions and developments in employment and labour law in 2015”, Montréal
Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines (CRHA)
– Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor (CIRC)
Member of the board of directors of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Member of the board of directors of the Conseil du patronat du Québec
Advisory Council on Labour and Manpower for complaints against grievance arbitrators
– Subcommittee member
Advisory Council on Labour and Manpower for matters related to psychological harassment and multiplicity of proceedings
– Subcommittee member
2012 to 2017 – Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
– Member of the HR Advisory Committee
2008 to 2017 – Member of the Advisory Council on Labour and Manpower