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Sophie Gagnier

Partner
Sophie Gagnier

Sophie is a partner with Emond Harnden having joined the firm in 2004.  She obtained her law degree in the French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. Sophie advises both provincially and federally regulated employers in all areas of labour and employment law.  Her bilingual practice focuses on providing strategic advice and legal representation to employers in the context of wrongful dismissal actions, human rights applications and grievance arbitrations.

Sophie’s practice equally focuses on education law, and constitutional law in the education sector.  She often provides advice to school boards on the interpretation of legislative texts and the application of legal principles to the field of education, including legislation on compensation restraints and on municipal freedom of information and protection of privacy.

Sophie is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, and a former Board member of Joan of Arc Academy.