Paule Veilleux

Lawyer, Partner

Québec Bar 1986

T +1 418 650 7008

Paule Veilleux focuses her practice on the areas covered by labour-law statutes such as the Canadian and Quebec labour codes, the Act respecting occupational health and safety, the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, the Act respecting labour standards and the Employment Insurance Act, the Privacy Act. She also negotiates labour agreements on behalf of employers.

Paule is also involved in administrative and constitutional litigation, especially where the Canadian and Quebec human rights charters are concerned. In addition, she represents a variety of print and electronic media concerns in matters involving freedom of the press, protection of sources and claims for damages for defamation.

She has also participated in several mediations in human rights commission files involving issues of discrimination based on handicap, age and gender.

Paule appears before all levels of the civil courts and administrative tribunals including the Court of Québec, the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal, the Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) and the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, Quebec’s human rights and youth rights tribunal.

A member of the Canadian Bar Association, Paule frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics including psychological harassment, reasonable accommodation, disciplinary records management, occupational health and safety file management, and occupational health and safety funding. She has been a conference presenter for the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Institute and the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (Quebec school boards federation) on labour relations and occupational health and safety issues and on issues involving the federal and provincial charters of rights.

She has also published articles on occupational health and safety and labour law for specialized journals and is coauthor of the second edition of the book Le harcèlement et les lésions psychologiques (Harassment and Psychological Trauma). She edited the chapter on the dismissal of public service managers in the book entitled Règlement sur certaines conditions de travail applicables aux cadres des agences et des établissements de santé et de services sociaux annoté, a book on the law applicable to employment conditions of executives in health and social services agencies written by Mr. Eugène Abarrategui and published in 2007.

She also sits on the Canadian Judicial Council Inquiry Committee reviewing the conduct of the Honourable Michel Girouard, S.C.J.

She is also a regular contributor to the online labour and employment law publication La référence RH published by Thomson Reuters.