Michelle MacGillivray is a labour and employment lawyer who takes a focused, strategic, and practical approach to solving workplace problems. She prides herself on providing proactive, timely, and high-quality advice to her clients to help them manage the litigation and reputational risks that they face. Michelle advises federally and provincially regulated employers in the public and private sectors on a broad spectrum of labour, employment, and human rights matters. Michelle also regularly represents employers before arbitrators, mediators, administrative tribunals, and courts, and advises on issues arising from corporate reorganizations, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.
A frequent writer on human resources law developments, Michelle has authored, co-authored, and contributed to numerous articles, papers, and books. Michelle is routinely asked to speak about human resources issues, and to conduct training for managers and supervisors. She is often retained to conduct workplace investigations into allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination, and other employee complaints.
Michelle has particular experience acting for federally regulated employers. In 2012, Michelle was seconded as in-house legal counsel to a leading telecommunications company.