Erica joined Emond Harnden in 2011 as a legal summer student after she completed her undergraduate degree from Queens University and returned as a summer student for each of her years at Osgoode Hall Law School. After completing her articles with the firm, Erica joined Emond Harnden as an Associate and she has been practicing exclusively management side labour and employment law since her call to the Bar.
Erica routinely advises employers on broad range of employment and labour law issues. She has represented employers in human rights proceedings, employment standards complaints, labour board matters, grievance arbitration, and in the defence of wrongful dismissal claims. Erica also has extensive experience providing advice with respect to workplace investigations and assisting unionized clients with collective bargaining. Erica is particularly experienced in providing advice and representation to both unionized and non unionized employers in the hotel and hospitality industry.
While at Queen’s University, Erica played on the varsity women’s ice hockey team, and continued to play recreationally at law school on the Osgoode men’s team. Erica proudly leads the Emond Harnden ice hockey team in its ongoing efforts to support local charities.
Erica is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the County of Carleton Law Association.