Vicky is a partner with Emond Harnden and practices in many areas of labour and employment law, with a particular focus on all aspects of health sector labour and employment and human resource management. Vicky provides advice, support and representation to management in all types of applications, grievance and arbitration proceedings and in hearings before both the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Vicky brings a rich and diverse background to her legal practice with Emond Harnden. After a fifteen year career as a Registered Nurse in several Ontario Hospitals specializing in Pediatric Emergency nursing, she moved into the field of Human Resource Management at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. As a Labour Relations Officer acting on behalf of Hospital management, she became experienced in all aspects of collective bargaining, grievance and dispute resolution, human resources policy development and Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings.
Vicky holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Degree from the University of Ottawa (1997) and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa (2002). She articled with the firm in 2002-2003 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003. Vicky joined Emond Harnden in 2003 and currently practices in both labour and employment law settings, with extensive experience in all facets of human resources management, various hospital and community health care environments, long term care and retirement services employers and in the developmental services sector.