Catherine Biron, CHRP, is a partner in the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. She advises and represents businesses on all aspects of labour and employment law.Holding a master’s degree in labour law and human rights law from the University of Oxford (England), she represents and counsels unionized and non-unionized businesses, and advises, represents and assists provincially or federally incorporated companies, both SMEs and large businesses.
Catherine has worked in labour relations for more than ten years, and is recognized for her practical approach and ability to act in complex and sensitive matters. She is involved in the negotiation of collective agreements as well as in mediation and she represents businesses before all courts and tribunals regarding the management of employees and in a broad range of labour relations and employment law matters (grievances, civil remedies, human rights and allegations of discrimination, remedies for harassment or other allegations of labour standard violations, occupational health and safety, to give but a few examples). She has in-depth knowledge of and a practical approach to performance management, absenteeism, problematic behaviour in the workplace, and issues related to workplace health and safety.
Catherine is recognized for her client approach. She is also recognized by opposing counsel for her tact. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and to provide practical training tools to human resources/labour relations managers.