Lou
Poskitt

Principal, Labour and Employment Law + Director of Human Resources

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Lou is a labour and employment lawyer with over seven years of experience practicing at a leading workplace law firm. Lou is passionate about workplace issues and cares deeply about her clients. She works collaboratively with her clients to provide preventative training, implement policy initiatives and develop strategic advice relating to all manner of workplace issues. In addition, Lou doubles as our Director of Human Resources.

Why MT+Co.?

“I joined MT+Co. because the favourite part of my job is forming meaningful connections with clients and coworkers. I was drawn to MT+Co.’s emphasis on the importance of the client relationship as a means of providing exceptional legal advice. (Plus, everyone here is crazy smart and super fun).”

Expertise

Lou advises and represents clients on issues that arise in the workplace including:

  • Drafting and interpreting employment contracts;
  • Drafting and interpreting workplace policies;
  • Collective Agreement interpretation;
  • Human Rights matters;
  • Bullying and Harassment training and policy implementation;
  • Employment Standards matters;
  • Collective Agreement arbitration;
  • Disciplinary matters; and
  • Wrongful dismissals.

Lou routinely provides clients with strategic advice and training regarding daily management of the workforce including performance and attendance management issues.

Background

  • JD, University of Victoria
  • Lawyer at Harris & Company where she represented employers in all aspects of workplace law
  • Co-authored “Human Rights Issues in Post-Secondary Education”, a chapter in the Handbook of Canadian Higher Education law
  • BA (Hons), Religious Studies, University of Waterloo
  • Advanced Culinary Diploma, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Worth Noting

Lou grew up on the West Coast and loves to hike and ski. Lou is a little bit obsessed with food. She used to cook for a living, she grows a lot of her own food, forages for mushrooms, and keeps two beehives in her backyard. Unlike David Allardice, Lou hates bananas.

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